Flying for Heroes
- August 04, 2014
Flying for Heroes is a not for profit enterprise providing pilot training scholarships for wounded services personnel and veterans. It will launch in 2014 with an initial eight trainee student pilots. After their training these newly qualified pilots will be televised attempting to fly Para-trikes and Para-motors across Kenya in Africa in partnership with Help for Heroes.
Learning to fly is an exciting, enlightening and enriching experience. Flying for Heroes aims to create a bursary to continue offering flying scholarships to our wounded heroes.
The wounded service personnel will attempt the 1000km flight across Kenya on Para-trikes. A phenomenal and grueling distance to cover in a Para-trike, the pilots will battle the dramatic elements, the harsh landscape, their disability and their self-belief to reach their goal.
Starting at Mt Kilimanjaro on the southern Kenyan border with Tanzania, our flying heroes will make an epic three-week journey to Mt Kenya in the North.
Part of the mission will also include the team driving support vehicles. They will traverse the Rift Valley and other impressive and challenging landscapes including deserts, lakes, savannah, jungle, rivers and mountains. During their three week expedition the team will sleep in the bush, surviving the environment as well as dangerous wildlife including big game, snakes and scorpion.
The team will have several Yellowbricks with them. The trackers will wake up every thirty minutes to collect an transmit data through the Iridium network to YB Tracking HQ. From there the data is visualised on to our race tracker. This means friends, family and supporters left at home can easily keep up the the teams adventure.
For more information please visit the Flying for Heroes website