Ed McCallum planned to fly to Oshkosh to go to the Airventure show in 2014 in his CTSW microlight. The weather and temperatures on the established route, via the Faroes, Iceland and Greenland present special difficulties for a microlight aircraft that is only equipped for day VFR and with limited cockpit heating. Ed encountered low cloud, windscreen icing and long spells with no sign of civilisation. On arrival at Oshkosh he was given a royal welcome with a tour of the museum and the EAA’s B17 bomber, before heading back, with the weather significantly worse than on the way out. Ed’s flight raised well over £7,000 for charity.
British Microlight Aircraft Association