Reportedly the first deaf person from outside North America to earn a pilot's license, when he earned a U.S. private pilot's license in 1990. He was barred from flying in his native country or anywhere else in Europe because of his deafness; he had to come to the U.S. whenever he wanted to fly an aircraft himself. A 1999 appeal to French courts to allow him to fly in that country failed. In 2004, he finally became Europe's first licensed deaf pilot, when he earned a British private pilot's license. Worked for an aircraft manufacturing company in France, doing 3-D design work. Married Fanny Yeh (q.v.) in 1993.
Deaf Life, Jan. 1994, p.Plus 11; DeafNation, Jan. 1997, p.9, 12.