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News release: 1 Dec 2005, Kit is away


 

 
After several frantic days getting everything together at last everything is in crates and barrels and it left this evening on a truck. The crates are the same one we used to send our stuff to Nepal, one with the trike and one with the trolley.

This time we're only taking one of our Bailey Aviation built 'super trolleys' as we will not be needing to porter stuff up and down mountains like we did in Nepal. In fact I hope the whole expedition will be logistically much easier than the Everest trip.

The wing suffered most abuse last time so now it is in a 300mm x 6m plastic drainage pipe, superb protection from the most violent of forklift drivers, and it's suprisingly light for what it is but it still doubles the weight of the thing.

It all seems to be taking rather a circuitous route. First to Feltham, near London to be loaded onto a bigger truck to take it to Milan by monday. There, my stuff will meet up with Angelo's glider and all the camping kit which is coming from Sicily.

From Milan it will then all go on another truck to Frankfurt, finally to meet a freight plane to Buenos Aires.

Angelo arrives there several days before I do. Theoretically he should have got everything out of customs by the time I arrive....

We will see.

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Articole Studios - GRP mouldings
 
 
BAILEY AVIATION manufacturers of Paramotors and automotive sport acessories
 
 
P&M AVIATION manufacturers of fine microlight Aircraft
 
 
PARAMINA; Suppliers of Oxygen equipment to the expedition
 
 
Survival Equipment Services Ltd, Suppliers of ELT to the expedition.
 
 
Neltec flexible heaters to keep Angelo's nosecone clear
 
 
P&M AVIATION; UK dealer for Warp Drive Propellors
 
 
SKYDRIVE, the UK Distributor of ROTAX engines
 
 
O-ZEE flight suits.  Suppliers of Bar-mitts to the expedition.
 
 
P&M AVIATION manufacturers of fine microlight Aircraft
 
 
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