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The Last Adventure in Aviation

Duration: 28 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 FMLatest broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 LW

Available for over a year

An insight into the world of ferry pilots in Britain who risk their lives in a lucrative but high stakes industry. Ferry pilots deliver small planes across oceans and continents; distances these aircrafts were not designed to fly.

Journalist and broadcaster Poonam Taneja, whose own ferry pilot father was killed in a plane crash while delivering a plane from Scotland to Canada in 1999, gets a rare insight into this largely hidden world.

She meets ferry pilots - Dave Henderson, Julian Storey and Robin Durie. She hears their tales of action and adventure and tries to discover what inspires them to fly in these extreme conditions. Poonam also tracks ferry pilot Joe Drury whose flying a small old plane from England to the United States. Will Joe get his plane from Scotland to Ford Lauderdale ?

Producer :Perminder Khatkar. Show less

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