Flying for Freedom and the British Microlight Antarctic Expedition

John Laity, Engineer and Pilot

an RAeS Bristol & RGS-IBG joint event

21st November 2013
Doors open at 18:00 with refreshments available; the lecture starts at 18:30

Concorde Room, BAWA Leisure Centre, 589 Southmead Road, Filton, Bristol BS34 7RG

Attendance at the lecture is free.

Flying for Freedom is a non-profit organisation providing microlight flying training and recovery services. Wounded, Injured and Sick (WIS) servicemen and women are taught to fly and instruct in flex-wing microlights. Those who qualify can then take an active role in supporting recovery activities and/or progress onto careers in the Aviation sector.

The lecture will discuss the first bi-annual flying project by Flying for Freedom – a fully integrated expedition to Antarctica. The expedition will make Antarctic Aviation History; the team will be attempting a series of world firsts, never tried before even by the able-bodied. It is a huge technical and logistical challenge, flying open cockpit aircraft in the world’s most extreme environment.

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