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Dalgety Flyer: London to Sydney by Microlight by [Milton, Brian]

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Dalgety Flyer: London to Sydney by Microlight Kindle Edition

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Plummeting into the sea? Crashing to pieces on a remote Greek island? For most people, flying to Australia involves nothing more dangerous than boredom and cramp. Brian Milton did it differently--by microlight, as part of Australia's Bicentennial Celebrations. In an epic two-month journey, reminiscent of the great flights of pioneer aviators like Amy Johnson, he flew his tiny plane through some of the most inhospitable skies ill the world.
On the way he:
*Got totally lost in thick cloud in France.
*Was blown upside-down on a Greek island runway
*Had engine failure at 5,000 feet trying to cross a 6,000-foot Jordanian mountain range.
*Crash-landed in the middle of the Persian Gulf with a grandstand view of an Iranian attack on two oil tankers.
*Landed on the only track through a Malaysian paddy field.
*Was nearly forced out of the sky by a 'playful' military helicopter.
*At the end of his longest leg--ten and a half hours--landed in the dark in the Australian Outback between three lightning storms just in time for a major earthquake
In all, Milton made nine emergency landings. Even when everything went right, such as during the white-knuckle flight over the shark-infested Timor Sea, he could rely on nothing but his own courage and the flimsy support of an aircraft just 21 feet long powered by a 40 hp two-stroke engine. The cockpit was two-thirds of the size of a coffin.
But Milton made it. His thrilling story will appeal to armchair adventurers everywhere. The expanded 2020 edition has two additional chapters.

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 19138 KB
  • Print Length: 271 pages
  • Sold by: Amazon Australia Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B0843PPLZZ
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Robert Brian Milton
5.0 out of 5 stars An account of a bizarre microlight flight from England to Australia, an official Bicentenary event in 1988
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