There are numerous ways to travel from France to England that involve crossing the English Channel such as by ferry, plane, helicopter, Eurostar on a high speed train or having your car transported through the Channel Tunnel. There may be some of you that have made the trip in a hot air balloon or a paraglider but has anyone seen a flying car make the journey?
Well, that is exactly what happened in the last few days. A French pilot by the name of Bruno Vezzoli has safely completed a 59 kilometre flight from Ambleteuse that is located a few kilometres south west of Calais and landed in a village not too far from Dover in a flying car called Pegasus.
The name Pegasus was no doubt chosen as, in Greek Mythology, there was a white winged stallion by that name. The vehicle looks a bit like a beach buggy with a motor, paragliding propeller and extremely large parachute. Quite simply, it appears to be a powered paraglider but you are actually sitting inside the buggy. As a result, this no doubt results in the conditions being a little more pleasant than normal for the pilot.
The biggest concern was probably if Bruno Vezzoli had to make an emergency landing whilst crossing the English Channel and ended up in the water. Therefore, some sea rescue equipment was stored on board but we are pleased to be able to confirm that fortunately they were not required.
The air-borne vehicle is capable of traveling at a speed of as much as 80 kmph so it did not take too long to complete the trip. So, we would just like to say well done to this intrepid gentleman.
Here at AIB Insurance we have many years experience in arranging quality and bespoke, cover for many airborne sports. So, why not give us a call on 02380 268 351 and speak with one of the team to discuss your requirements and obtain a free, no-obligation quotation.
Those of you who enjoy holidaying in a motorhome or are considering buying one may be interested to read that they would appear to be growing in popularity here in the UK. According to the National Caravan Council (NCC), the number of motorhomes that were registered in 2016 amounted to 12,332. This is a significant increase in comparison to 2015 when 10,572 motorhomes were registered.
The increase is being put down to the huge selection of campervans and motorhomes that can be purchased. People from a variety of walks of life are now taking to the roads in one of them whether it is for a short break or a longer holiday. No doubt one of the appeals is that those people owning a motorhome can decide at very short notice to take off in the vehicle if the weather is particularly pleasant and enjoy two or three nights away here in the UK or spend a few days longer across the English Channel touring in Europe.
Interestingly, approved NCC dealers are finding that more and more owners of motorhomes are using their vehicles throughout the year. This is being put down to motorhomes having improved heating systems, better insulation to keep the heat in and the fact that more caravan parks stay open for a longer time in the year.
For those people who are thinking of buying a motorhome but are unsure if they will enjoy this type of holiday they may wish to consider hiring one to get a taste for it before committing to what could be a significant investment There is an extensive selection of motorhomes to hire whether your preference is for an up to date luxury model that comes equipped with numerous mod cons or a classic VW campervan that has been well maintained.
If you are considering purchasing a motorhome or campervan then you may be interested to know that here at AIB Insurance we have many years experience of helping to arrange quality insurance on such vehicles providing our customers with complete peace of mind. So, if you would welcome a competitive quotation why not speak with a friendly, knowledgeable member of our team on 02380 268 351.
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