The attempt is such an amazing thing to be doing so we really wanted to be involved. The vehicle we’ve supplied is our way of being part of history.
Portsmouth, Hampshire (PRWEB UK) 27 September 2013
Imperial Car Supermarkets are proud to be supporting the Flight of Ikarus team in their attempt to break the world record for the highest altitude flown in a fixed-wing microlight.
The first attempt at the flight took place in Crete - two microlights and the team flew and drove from Blackbushe airport to Crete in readiness for the world record attempt.
When Imperial Car Supermarket heard about the attempt they couldn’t wait to help so they provided the team with a support vehicle to make the journey to Crete and to transport some of the equipment.
Lauren Watson from Imperial Car Supermarkets said: “The attempt is such an amazing thing to be doing so we really wanted to be involved. The vehicle we’ve supplied is our way of being part of history.”
The Flight of the Ikarus team are made up of flight instructor Richard Foster and TV voiceover artist, Rob Rackstraw – who has provided voices for Bob the Builder and the Octonaughts.
Richard said: “It’s like having 15 passengers in one seat. Every time I ask him a question he answers in a different voice. Great company, just a pity he can’t fly.”
Rob replied: “The trouble with Rich is, he doesn’t think big enough. If you ask for a pint he comes back with a half. I told him we had to up the ante, so we have…”
The guys made the 2500 mile trip to Crete to attempt the record in the exact spot where the mythical character of Icarus fell from the sky after flying too close to the sun. Unfortunately the first attempt was unsuccessful but the team are now back in the UK and more determined than ever!
Since returning they’ve smashed the British record by flying to 20,000 feet, but had issues with the planes turbo. Now, the company who built the plane have corrected the glitch and have given the team a little longer to complete the challenge. The next attempt will be held at Iron Maiden’s, Bruce Dickinson’s airfield in Cardiff.
For further information please contact Steve Rad:
Portsmouth, UK Office:
+44 (0)33 33 444 505
12 Acorn Business Centre,