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A team of injured servicemen and women will attempt the world’s first microlight flight across the South Pole, their patron has said. The seven-strong team of wounded pilots will brave temperatures as low as minus 30C (minus 22F) as they fly the lightweight, propeller-powered small aircraft for more than 3000 miles in a round-trip over Antarctica. The Flying for Freedom challenge will achieve three world firsts that have not been completed by anyone, disabled or not – the first flexible wing flight in Antarctica, the first over the South Pole and the first over the continent’s highest mountain, 16050ft Mount Vinson. The squadron’s patron Lord Jones described the expedition as “wonderful”. “Freedom is a lot of different things to a lot of different people but if you’ve suffered a horrendous injury in the service of your country, you don’t feel free,” said Lord Jones, who bought the team their training microlight. He went on: “Suddenly you’re utterly dependent on other people, the things you used to do you can’t do, your morale goes down and your self-respect goes down. So to achieve the freedom again, it’s a big psychological heave and part of that is teamwork, part of that is technology and part of it is a sense of achievement that you’ve done something. “To do something which no one has ever done before, able-bodied or not, it’s wonderful.” The team will set off in 2014, after completing their pilot and cold weather training. They are carrying out the expedition in …
For entertainment only – not for flight instruction.
microlight flying in Jeddah
Tuned heads to Inde Motorsports Park in the Arizona to meet with the guys from AVI racing who have solved a problem that has plagued track warriors for decades: If you want to go to the track, why start with a street car? For less than the price of a new C6 Corvette, AVI’s Corvette GT1 has the racing technology and performance needed to spank some of the world’s quickest GT race cars.
A 45 minute flight with David as P1 from Hunsdon airfield in Hertfordshire – homepage.ntlworld.com Taking off from rwy 32, we did 2 right-hand circuits while deciding what the weather was going to do and then headed south towards the A414 before turning west over Stansted Abbots. After this:- – Ware – Crossed over the A10 @ Wadesmill – Watton-at Stone and its 2 stately homes (can see these on film) – Puckeridge – Nuthampstead (can see the VOR beacon on film) – east of Royston – Wimpole Hall (circled and descended to get a better look at the ruins) – Bassingbourne – west of Royston and then back down A10 – Crossed over the A10 @ Wadesmill, this time heading east – Back along A414 before turning north back to Hunsdon airfield. This is the first time I have flown anywhere in anything smaller than an ATR-72 since late 2006. I’d learned to fly weight-shift with Jay Madhvani at Plaistows in the early 2000s and clocked up about 105 hours but, after his accident in March 2007, hadn’t been up since. Then David, the half-owner of the Skyranger, arrived at my workplace as a consultant a couple of months ago and made a chance remark about liking vehicles and aircraft. Once we got talking, it transpired he also had this 3-axis microlight. An offer of a jolly swiftly followed and up we went, although I turned down David’s kind offer of a spell at the controls. Will this signal my return to microlighting???
In order to get him from behind his computer i have my youngest kid take a flying lesson, to let him expierence someting else than than just vid games, At age of fourteen he is not allowed to take driving lessons, flying though, does not matter in Holland. Although the instructor of course did do the take off and landings. If you watch his face when he comes back, you can see that it did not impress him much. Rather be home, back behind the computer!
GoPro3 mounted on front fork. @ Swiftlight flight microlight centre Shobdon.
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A circuit with landing and some forced emergency out-landing setups.