Saturday, 21 October 2017

Teenager flies to 10 hospitals in one day

A TEENAGE pilot is to attempt to fly a helicopter to 10 children’s hospitals around the country in just a day.

Hugh Barklem, 18, of Lambridge Lane, Henley, will be raising money for the ArriveAliveAppeal, which aims to build helipads on the roofs of the hospitals for use by air ambulances.

He will be joined for the flight on August 24 or 25 by the charity’s founder John Nowell.

They will be travelling in a Robinson R44 helicopter owned by Hugh’s father, Nigel who runs a media company in London.

Hugh will be flying the helicopter while Mr Nowell will navigate and take pictures of the hospitals they visit.

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