Guiness rekordförsök G-TFAM
Natten till tisdag, om vädret tillåter, startar en PA46, Malibu, G-TFAM i Roskilde för att under 24 timmar besöka så många länder som möjligt. Beräknad ankomst till ESML blir vid gryning, dvs strax efter kl 03 i morgon 18 juni. De stannar i 5 minuter och fotograferar och lämnar bevis på att de varit där. Fortsätter sedan enligt plan.
Första stopp på ESML. 03:55 25/6,
Nick Rogers och Jan Erlesand
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Two intrepid aviators are planning to break a Guinness World Record by visiting 17
countries in 24 hours in a light aircraft. The pilots are Mike Roberts, the owner of flying
club and flight training school Take Flight Aviation based at Wellesbourne airfield and
Nicholas Rogers, a commercial pilot based at Birmingham airport.
The current world record stands at 11 countries but the pair want to beat it by a
substantial margin. They hope to kick off their record attempt at sunrise in Denmark,
visiting Sweden, Poland, Czech Republic, Slovakia, Hungary, Croatia, Slovenia, Italy,
Austria, Switzerland, Germany, France, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Belgium before
returning home to the UK in the early hours of the following day.
Weather permitting, they hope to undertake the trip in mid-June. As well as being a
personal challenge for the pair they aim to raise awareness of the campaign to save
Wellesbourne airfield, under threat from closure from the Landlords despite the local
authority’s attempts to purchase it to retain its current use. Mike hopes that the trip will
highlight the ease in which Europe is accessible by a General Aviation aircraft and the
importance of General Aviation for both business and training.
Nicholas Rogers “We chose to contact several airports in each country so that we could
build an optimum route based on who could accommodate us and what facilities were
available in terms of runway surface and length, fuel, customs and operational hours. We
had a positive and friendly response from everyone but Maastricht Aachen Airport,
Netherlands are particularly worthy of a mention – by the time we get there, and if all
goes to plan, we will have broken the existing world record and they are hoping to honour
our arrival with water cannon salute from the airport fire crew!”
The pair have 24 hours to complete the task and estimate over half that time will be flying
allowing another 8 -12 hours on the ground for refuelling, airport handling and customs.
The trip will be in excess of 1700 miles in total.
The pilot pair are no strangers to world records and currently hold the Guinness world
record for the most number of airfields visited in 24 hours, a challenge that they
completed in 2017 when they visited 87 airfields in a Cessna C172 aircraft.
Their challenge this time will be in a Piper Malibu aircraft which will cruise at around 190
If you require more information please contact
Mike Roberts 07973 532414