At the airport "Krasnoyarsk-Northern" staffers of the Krasnoyarsk regional branch of the Russian Geographical Society have welcomed the participants of world tour "The C150 Global Odyssey". Canadian Amateur pilots, father and son, Bob and Steven Dengler, and a helicopter ace Rob `Dugal` MacDuff have made circumnavigation by helicopter.
According to words of crew members, "The C150 Global Odyssey" is the world’s first Canadian around-the-world helicopter flight. The pilots have dedicated it to the 150th anniversary of their country (in 1867 the colonies of British North America joined the Confederation in accordance with the constitutional Act, it gave the basis for the existence of the new country).
During the journey they will visit more than 100 airports in 14 countries and will fly over 38 000 kilometers. Charity is another aim of the expedition. «We will give all the money, that will be donated for our project, for cancer patients and veterans in Canada», – says Steven Dengler.
The pilots have got good emotions in Russia, they know about the Russian Geographical Society. That is why travelers with pleasure have taken their picture with the flag of the famous public organization with pleasure.
The next morning the pilots have gone to Bratsk. «En route from Krasnoyarsk to Bratsk in Russia, we passed 100.31°E, the halfway mark of the journey! We are on the other side of the Earth», – have written the pilots on twitter. In the future they will visit Yakutsk, Magadan and Anadyr.