Aerial Journeys | Looking at the British landscape from the air

Rally in the Sky | Coast to Coast 2: From the Dales to Flamborough Head

Six intrepid teams race their microlights across the roof of England.

CHANNEL | BBC 2

FIRST BROADCAST | 23 January 1987

DURATION | 29 minutes 20 seconds

FIRSTBROADCAST

1987

Synopsis

The hardy aviators follow a series of markers from Kilnsey in the Yorkshire Dales eastwards to Flamborough Head in Humberside, flying over some magnificent countryside, getting lost, battling hailstones and looking forward to a pint when it's all over.

Did you know?

The microlight is defined as any one or two-seat aircraft whose weight does not exceed 450kgs. The earliest microlights were simply hang-gliders equipped with a small, two-stroke engine but, as the sport evolved, advances in engine technology made even round-the-world flights possible.

Contributors

Ken Cooper
Narrator
Sid Perou
Camera
Douglas B Smith
Producer

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