James Ketchellis now enroute to the first everworld circumnavigationin a Gyrocopter.
Trig supports James Ketchellon his global Gyrocopter flight British serial adventurer. His flight is supported by TrigAvionics,who manufacture compact avionics equipment for the general aviation market.
James’s Magni Gyrocopter is equipped with a Trig TT22 transponder, TN72 GPS position source, and TY91 VHF compact radio. These products are certified to ICAO aviation standards and meet international mandates, allowing world-wide use. Jon Roper, Marketing ManageratTrig said, “James’s dedication tohismission, his fund-raising activities and commitment to inspire young people deservesour support. Trig’s light weight avionics are built to withstand the arduous conditions Jameswill face. His TT22 transponder is vital for surveillance. His TY91 radio will allow James to speak to air traffic controllers during his 37,000 km world record flight.”
On the 31stof March James took off from Popham Airfield in Hampshire. He will fly through France, Germany, Poland, Lithuania, Estonia and into Russia. Crossing the Bering Strait to Alaska, James will then fly across Canada, the USA, Greenland, Iceland, and the Faroe Islands before heading back to the UK.
Every kilometer of James’s global flight can be tracked online through the following web page:
James’sflight is possible because a Trig transponder and a TN72 GPS is ADS-B Outcapable. Automatic Dependent Surveillance Broadcast or ADS-B is a surveillance technology used in Trig transponders. It improves safety, visibility –giving James peace of mind as he flies in both remote and busy airspace. This equipment is affordable, easy to install and can benefit any pilot at home or abroad.
James is passionate about helping young people. He plans to visit a school in every country he flies, sharing his adventure, he aims to inspire every young person with the belief that they can achieve their goals and dreams. This reflects his own story, following a serious motorcycle accident James recovered to become the first and only person to have rowed across the Atlantic Ocean, successfully summited Mount Everest and cycled 18,000 miles around the world in what the media dubbed “The Ultimate Triathlon”.
James will raise 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.
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NOTES TO EDITORSJames completed the following previous adventures:The RowIn 2010, James rowed single-handed across the Atlantic Ocean. The crossing took a total of 110 days, 4 hours and 4 minutes. He battled freak storms that lasted weeks and run out of food 230 miles from the Caribbean.
The ClimbIn 2011, James reached the summit of Mount Everest. On his descent he realised something was seriously wrong when he could hardly breathe and stand on his own two feet. Eventually diagnosed with a severe lung infection.
The Cycle In 2013, James cycled solo and unsupported 18,000 miles around the world. James cycled through 20 different countries and spoke in a school in every country he visited
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