Microlight Pilot Dave Sykes Sets His Sights On The North Pole



By Dan Bean in The Press:


A Paraplegic pilot is due to set off on his latest challenge in an effort to reach the North Pole.

Dave Sykes lost the use of his legs in a motorcycle accident 23 years ago, but as a member of York Flying Club, he has been piloting a specially-adapted microlight for several years.

Five years ago, Dave completed a solo trip to Australia in the microlight which attaches to his wheelchair, and this is the second time he has tried to reach the North Pole.

His attempt last year had to be called off following a series of problems from the outset, including bad weather, bureaucratic issues, and a landing which left him with a broken hand and hampered his flying capabilities and halted his journey at Kellenhusen in Germany.


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