Those of you who enjoy paragliding will no doubt be interested to read that an estate agent by the name of James Du Pavey from Market Drayton has featured in the Guinness World Records for the “Fastest journey from Land’s End to John-O’- Groats by powered paraglider”. His airborne trip took place from the 8th to the 9th July 2019 and took 1 day 12 hours and 19 minutes.
He actually took off from John O’Groats on the 8th July 2019 at 3.30am completing the trip in just over 36 hours. During the epic journey in the paraglider he reached a height of 10,000 feet. Unfortunately, he had to make three emergency landings but was unharmed. Obviously he needed to stop on a number of occasions to refuel during the 870 mile trip. No doubt somewhat concerningly, his engine ceased to function when he was a mere six miles from Land’s End but he still made it. He was ably supported by a two man ground crew during the lengthy trip.
You will be pleased to read that James Du Pavey has raised more than £12,000 for the Donna Louise Hospice for children and young people that is located in Stoke on Trent as a result of this paragliding world record breaking journey. Those monies will obviously be put to extremely good use by the hospice.
We are sure that our paragliding clients will no doubt like to join the staff here at AIB Insurance in congratulating James Du Pavey for such a wonderful achievement. He must have been absolutely exhausted by the time he eventually came down to land for the final occasion at the end of the journey.
If you are looking to get into paragliding for the first time or are a veteran, why not get in touch with us here at AIB Insurance on 02380 268 351 and one of our experienced team will be pleased to discuss your insurance needs in relation to this airborne activity and obtain a competitive quotation for your perusal without any obligation.
Those of you who participate in airborne sports will be interested and no doubt pleased to read that a world record has been broken by a gentleman here in the UK for travelling the fastest in a jet engine powered suit that is controlled by a person’s body. The record was set on the 9th November as part of Guinness World Records Day 2017.
It was as recently as March 2017 that Richard Browning set up a technology company by the name of Gravity Industries Limited with the intention of coming up with innovative ways for humans to fly through the air with this suit no doubt being one of them Guinness World Records.
It was Richard Browning himself who donned the suit and set a new Guinness World Record of 32.02 mph flying vertically a few feet above the surface of the water at Lagoona Park, Reading, Berkshire that only opened to the public this year. He has been nicknamed the “Iron Man” no doubt in view of the look of the suit he was wearing. It took him three attempts to achieve the record but Mr Browning is confident that he can travel faster than the above speed and break the record again on another occasion. Apparently, it was an exhilarating flight.
The suit has six gas turbines attached to it and weighs in the region of 45 kg so it is quite a weight. Mr Browning uses his body to control his flight so there is no doubt that he must have to be very fit.
We are sure that our clients would wish to share with us here at AIB Insurance in congratulating Richard Browning on his wonderful achievement. We look forward to updating you on any other projects he becomes involved in that we feel may be of interest to you.
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.
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