I finally finished the Icarus trophy today and I'm stoked to be the FIRST one across the finish line. Thank you so much to everyone for your well wishes and words of encouragement.
I've travelled well over 1000km in under 2.5 days
Spent up to 9.5 hours in the saddle in a day flying.
Gone as high as 10,000ft and skimmed as low as tree trimming height.
Been neck and neck with fellow Aussie competitor David Wainwright and only beat him to the finish line by 4 minutes!!
Zero mechanical failures or problems.
I had one hell of an amazing adventure with too many aching muscles to count! Now it's party time and a massive thank you to everyone involved, helped support me (Teddi especially!) and continued to send me their well wishes while I was in the air. Even though I could read them it was a little difficult to reply with PPG T-Rex arms.
Only two more days now til launch and I can't wait! Weather has been terrible and very little flying happening pure race thus far. I'm hoping for a break in the wind and fog on Sunday to get up for a pre race blitz and to take a look at stunning Mt Ranier from the sky. Monday morning USA time is the official start.
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Top five pilots to watch and I'm on the list! If it only it would stop raining...
It's all happening now! I've had my final cross country sunset flight with my amazing team at Paradrenalin in Arizona. My motor and wing are completely packed up, my spares loaded and I have a full tank of gas to start trucking my way to the start line. First stop LA!