Paraplegic pilot Dave Sykes in flight
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High hopes: Paraplegic pilot plans epic flight

A paraplegic pilot is preparing for a solo microlight journey from England to Australia.

Dave Sykes wants to raise funds for the Yorkshire Air Ambulance.

The 42-year-old suffered a broken back when his motorbike was involved in a road crash in 1993.

He has compared flying to ''going on a motorbike in the sky'' which makes him feel ''free''.

  • 19 Jul 2010