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Around the world in 80 days: An epic adventure of a pilot and his single-engine plane

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November 12, 2015 - 12:44 PM

KELOWNA - Kelowna resident Dave McElroy undertook an epic adventure on behalf of two charities: SickKids Foundation of Toronto and Scotland’s Charity Air Ambulance of Perth, Scotland.

The adventure, comprised two overlapping round the world flights — from Toronto and Scotland respectively, was just the 198th such flight in world history. Dave was subsequently awarded the Norton Griffiths Challenge Trophy by the Royal Aero Club in London, England on May 12 this year. This award is presented only occasionally to “aviators undertaking outstanding feats of courage, tenacity and imagination unrelated to traditional sporting events.”

On Nov. 18 Dave will explain how the flight was conceived and executed in an entertaining and enlightening presentation which includes dozens of amazing photos taken as he flew across five continents and all the world’s major oceans – one of them, the Atlantic, three times!

This event is free and will be held at the Okanagan College Lecture Theatre beginning at 7 p.m. For tickets, follow this link:

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