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James Ketchell

James Ketchell's World Gyrocopter Record

Total raised so far £0.00

Target £0.00

Total plus Gift Aid: £0.00

Raised offline: £0.00

My story

[p]This is my world record attempt to inspire 1,000,000 young people while raising funds for two charities: Kindled Spirit, who support and rehabilitate young victims of human trafficking and slavery; and Over The Wall, who run residential activity camps for children with serious health issues.[/p][p]On 31 March 2019, I embarked on an attempt to set a world record by becoming the first person to circumnavigate the world in a Gyrocopter, travelling 37,000 km.[/p][p]I set off from Popham Airfield in Hampshire on a trip that will take me through France, Germany, Poland, Lithuania, Estonia and into Russia. I will then cross the Bering Straits to Alaska, and travel across Canada, the USA, Greenland, Iceland, and the Faroe Islands before heading back to the UK.[/p][p]I will need to cover a distance of 37,000 kilometres to break the world record according to regulations set out by the Fédération Aéronautique Internationale, who govern all aviation records.[/p][p]I’m passionate about helping young people. My plan is to visit a school in every country I fly across, sharing stories of fun and adventure, with the aim of leaving every young person with the belief that they can achieve their goals and dreams.[/p][p]I’m delighted to have the opportunity to support two amazing charities as part of this project. Their focus on helping young people to thrive and overcome huge challenges is very close to my heart.[/p][p]You can keep track of my progress here: [url=https://share.garmin.com/CaptainKetch]https://share.garmin.com/CaptainKetch[/url] This brilliant tracker will show you where I am right now, as well as my speed and distance travelled.[/p][p]Thanks for your support![/p][p]James[/p][p][br][/p]
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Event

Personal Challenge Date

31 Mar 2019

Supporters

Jun 14, 2019

Kent

Been watching looks like a blast. Stay safe and hope to meet you when your in the US.

£100.00

Jun 14, 2019

Paul Martin

Good luck James! Great job buddy!!

£40.00 plus £10.00 Gift Aid

Jun 10, 2019

Paul

£50.00

Jun 10, 2019

Stanley

Congrats with crossing the Bering sea.

£25.00

Jun 8, 2019

Anonymous

Well impressed James stay safe

Jun 6, 2019

David Crews

Good luck James, keep going and keep the updates coming. Fly safely.

£60.00 plus £15.00 Gift Aid

Jun 1, 2019

Kev

Brilliant job so far James. Good luck for the rest of your journey.

May 30, 2019

Jodie

Well done on your journey so far and safe flying as the adventure continues x

£50.00 plus £12.50 Gift Aid

May 29, 2019

Jeff Hartog

Good luck on your great adventure

£50.00

May 26, 2019

Melt

Inspiring journey! Be safe and enjoy!

£15.00