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

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.

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.

↗ Originally broadcast 25 June 1987.

Transport and travel
Archive on iPlayer