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Flying for Freedom - Antarctic Microlight Expedition

CommunityJames Hipkiss

Supported by the Royal Foundation of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and Prince Harry through their Endeavor Fund, Flying for Freedom provides microlight flying training and recovery services.Wounded, Injured and Sick (WIS) servicemen and women are taught to fly and are encouraged to train towards becoming Assistant Flying Instructors (AFI). Those who qualify can then take an active role in supporting rehabilitation activities or progress on to careers in the Aviation sector.Flying for Freedom is not set up as a charity (to avoid competing for charitable funds) and maintains a clear focus on providing rehabilitation services.

We are partnered with Help for Heroes, who collect and manage any charitable donations on our behalf.Our expedition to Antarctica will be a fully integrated attempt on the South Pole by Powered Hanglider, including wounded, injured and sick servicemen and women from across the Joint Services.Making Antarctic Aviation History: First to fly a Flexwing Microlight in Antarctica First to fly a Flexwing Microlight to the South Pole First to fly a Flexwing Microlight over Mt. Vinson. An embedded camera team will film all the attempts for a TV Documentary series and income from syndication will be granted to the Help for Heroes Flying for Freedom project. BAME is a very different challenge from all previous expeditions by wounded servicemen and women. Our team is attempting a series of flying challenges and world firsts, that have never been tried or attempted before.