Wednesday, 2 May 2007

IOL: Blind pilot flies halfway round the world

this is an impressive achievement!

IOL: Blind pilot flies halfway round the world: "Sydney - A blind British pilot landed his microlight aircraft in Sydney on Monday to complete a record-breaking flight halfway around the world.

Miles Hilton-Barber left London on March 7 and flew more than 21 000km to raise funds to fight blindness in developing countries.

'It's the fulfilment of an amazing dream,' the 58-year-old adventurer said after touching down at Sydney's Bankstown airport. 'I've been wanting to do this flight for about four years.'

Hilton-Barber flies with a sighted co-pilot but relies on speech output from his navigation instruments to steer his course, directing the plane from a wireless keyboard."

1 comment:

Mark said...

I would agree; Mandela is an exceptional character, and there does not appear to be an equivalent anywhere near Iraq. although given the amazing, unique stature of Mandela, we should not be surprised. I would have to agree; Mandela is probably the only living World Statesman, our own Clinton is trying hard to be one, out be could newer hold a candle to Mandela.

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