30 Oct 2013

November Lecture

an RAeS Bristol & RGS-IBG joint event

Flying for Freedom and the British Microlight Antarctic Expedition

John Laity, Engineer and Pilot


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. If you are planning to attend the lecture, you are kindly requested to register your attendance here:



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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