A record-breaking RAF officer and his friend will attempt to fly more than 260 miles over 40 current and former RAF stations on paramotors, to raise money for the Association.
Flight Lieutenant Giles Fowler, the UK’s highest flying paramotor pilot, and Paul Mockford, son of the Chairman of the RAF Halton Association branch, will be taking to the skies for their #RAFA40 challenge, from RAF Goxhill near Hull, in April, as soon weather conditions become ideal for paramotor flight.
Paramotoring is similar to paragliding, but pilots wear a small engine and a propeller on their back, and are able to take off from flat fields instead of having to launch from hills and summits.
Giles and Paul’s two day trip will be split over six legs, starting from the former Bomber Command airfield at RAF Goxhill and finishing at RAF Halton in Buckinghamshire. The route will take the team through Lincolnshire, Northamptonshire, Bedfordshire and Buckinghamshire.