Pooleys Dawn to Dusk Challenge 2016
One of the oldest pilots to hold an FAI Sporting Licence is Flt Lt Russell "Rusty" Waughman AFC, DFC, Legion D'Honneur of 101 (Special Duties) Squadron of the Royal Air Force. At 93 years of age, Rusty has just completed the unique aviation challenge of the Pooleys Dawn to Dusk Challenge 2016. He flew with UK CIG delegate David Monks in David's Robinson R22 helicopter, G-ZAPY.
The tag line for the Dawn to Dusk Challenge is to "encourage the most interesting employment of a flying machine within the limits of competent airmanship and to demonstrate the capabilities of pilot and machine in a days flying during the hours between dawn to dusk".
David and Rusty flew to Rustys war time airbases - a flight of over six hundred miles lasting over 8 hours - read their unique adventure! Click on the link below to read the book.