Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Amazing: Paraplegic pilot flies solo from UK to Australia

A British paraplegic pilot has touched down in Sydney after flying all the way from the UK in a microlight. Dave Sykes covered nearly 12,000 miles (19,312 kilometres) after leaving the northern English city of York on April 28. Sykes's achievement was all the more remarkable given that he lost the use of his legs following a motorcycle accident in 1993. Raising money for the Yorkshire Air Ambulance charity, the 43-year-old battled dust storms, torrential rain and an electric storm over Myanmar.

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