This is about an autogyro record attempt flight around the world.
Wednesday, March 10, 2010
What is this all about?
This is about the last great avaition challenge involving an autogyro record attempt flight around the world. Departing the UK in March 2010 and with its open cockpit the autogyro is the only powered aircraft “type” still to circumnavigate the globe. It will be flying through 26 countries, covering 27,000 miles including 4,300 miles over water. This expedition not only combines danger and adventure but also a compelling story about the pilot cancer survivor, entrepreneur and adventure sportsman.
Norman Surplus is from Larne in N. Ireland. He is an accomplished autogyro pilot who has been active in many outdoor pursuits over the years. He is also an experienced crew member of a Royal National Lifeboat Institution rescue boat (similar to coastgurad recue) with responsibility for navigation and steering (coxswain). Norman is also the co-founder of clean energy technology company B9 Energy.