Highlands & Islands

Disabled pilots bid reaches the Highlands

Flying for Freedom microlight Image copyright Jordan Summers
Image caption The record attempt has reached the Scottish Highlands

A team of wounded service personnel attempting to become the first disabled pilots to navigate the British coastline in a fleet of microlights have reached the Highlands.

The effort aims to raise awareness of the not-for-profit organisation Flying for Freedom, a partner of the charity Help for Heroes.

The fund-raising flight started from Cotswold Airport in Wiltshire.

The team members hope to complete their 2,000-mile route in 14 days.

Involving 20 stops and supported by a ground support team, the small squadron of microlights were taken over Loch Ness and other parts of the Highlands on Thursday.

Image copyright Jordan Summers
Image caption The team hope to complete the attempt in 14 days

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