THISIS The British Antarctic Microlight Expeditionı 2013 - 2014
PRESENTATION TITLE DATE BRITISH ANTARCTIC MICROLIGHT EXPEDITIONOf all the places on the face of the Earth,Antarctica has proven to be the most challenging.With average “summer’ temperatures of-25 °C and Katabatic wind speeds atthe coast that can touch 198 mph, Antarctica isthe harshest place in the world to fly.In Jan 2014 a team made up of British Wounded,Injured and Sick (WIS) will attempt to over fly theSouth Pole in Flex-wing Microlights (PoweredHangliders)The attempt will showcase British Exploration andEndeavor. As a technical and logistical challengeit will also demonstrate the best of BritishIndustry and British technical ability.
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British Antarctic Microlight ExpeditionPATRONS & SUPPORTERSı• Baron Jones of Birmingham, Kt.ı• Jim French CBE • Rear Admiral David Steel CBE RN • Major General Phil Jones CBE Army • Air Vice Marshall Greg Bagwell CB CBE RAF • Lt Charlie Martell FRGS – British Ocean Rower • Dave Sykes – British Paraplegic Microlight Pilot
British Antarctic Microlight ExpeditionBRITISH EMPLOYERS (so far)ı• P&M Aviationı• FlyBeı• Bell Pottinger Privateı• Pace Rehabilitationı• Snowsledı• Augusta Westandı• EADS Group (Airbus, Eurocopter, Cassidan, Astrium)ı• Arco Safetyı
British Antarctic Microlight ExpeditionHELP FOR HEROES PARTNERıBAME works in partnership with thecharity Help for Heroes to promoteopportunities for our wounded.BAME training has established a legacyproject called Flying for Freedom (F4F).Wounded Pilots trained for BAME willgo on to train future wounded, injuredand sick to fly.Expedition Aircraft and the incomederived from the BAME TVDocumentary syndication will supportflying as a post-rehabilitation trainingactivity for years to come.
British Antarctic Microlight ExpeditionANTARCTICAıThe south pole attempt will be the culmination of twoyears training and testing.We plan to perform ‘Black Shod’ training at the end ofthis year, followed by a mock cold weather expeditionto Northern Sweden at the end of February 2013. Thiswill test equipment, including some Antarctic flyingprosthetics designed by Pace Rehabilitation.Deployment to the pole will be via HMS Protector inDecember 2013 for an attempt in Jan 20141. Our route takes us down the Antarctic. 3. From Union Glacier the route will curve 5. We have started to film a TVPeninsula. We will back stitch (ask your down across the and a landing at the documentary and have interest from all ofmum) fuel and equipment by air across Amundsen Scott Antarctic Research the main networks. We have MODPalmer Land and forward to Union Glacier. Station. permission to film.2. From Union Glacier Richard Meredith- 4. Following the obligatory photo call at 6. BAME is a very different challenge fromHardy will lead an attempt to overfly the the South Pole, the team will back track to all previous expeditions undertaken by thesummit of Mt Vinson (16050 ft), the Union Glacier for an extraction by air wounded. Our team will be attempting anhighest peak on the Antarctic continent. charter to Chilli. expedition that has never been attempted before by the able bodied.
British Antarctic Microlight ExpeditionTIME TABLEıThe project began back in Jan 2012 when flying trials were held for the wounded, injured andsick as part of an MOD Risk assessment.Microlight flying was found to be a great and cost effective post rehabilitation trainingactivityTraining has commenced with 10 wounded, injured and sick service personnel.Many of the team have already challenged perceptions, as they have been able to fly withinjuries that were thought to prevent them from flying. Expedition deployment Timetable PROTECTOR A173 HMS Protector has its own brand of beer called ‘Ice-Breaker’. Jan feb mar apr may jun jul aug sep oct nov dec Jan feb apr may jun jul aug sep oct nov dec Jan feb mar apr may2012 2013 2014
British Antarctic Microlight ExpeditionFlight Training (Clockwise from top) Capt (Retd) Martin Hewitt – right arm paralysed; Capt Luke Sinnott – double above kneeamputee; Cpl Hannah Campbell- single lower leg amputee; Cpl Alan Robinson – single above knee amputee; Flt Kat Janes – PartiallyParalysed; Pte Owen Pick – single lower leg amputee