Flying across the UK on my paramotor
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Flying from Land's End to John O'Groats on a paramotor

James Du Pavey is attempting to fly the length of Britain in three days, strapped to a powered paraglider known as a paramotor.

He hopes to cover the distance - more than 870 miles - to raise funds for a children's hospice in Stoke-on-Trent.

If he completes the trip within the deadline he has set himself, the resident of Market Drayton, Shropshire, will set a new world record for the feat.

But flying in such a small craft at heights of 10,000ft does not come without risk. A ground crew is to monitor his progress using GPS.

  • 08 Jul 2019
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