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Cambridgeshire pilot aims for gold at world championships

David Broom first starting flying with his father when he eight. Photo: ITV Anglia

A Cambridgeshire flight instructor is hoping to win gold at the prestigious World Air Games in Dubai next month.

David Broom, a full time flying instructor, has been flying in international competitions since 2003.

He first starting flying with his father when he eight, and got his licence when I was 17. Shortly after that he decided it was what he wanted to do for the rest of his life.

He has been based at the Sutton Meadows airfield, near Ely, for eight years.

David won the British championship two years in row. Credit: ITV Anglia

David previously won the British championship two years in row, and he's now hoping he can become a world campaign.

He says the World Air Games are the Olympics of the flight world, where the world’s best pilots push the limits of aircraft.

The World Air Games are considered the Olympics of the flight world. Credit: ITV Anglia

"Although microlighting in Britain is quite a small sport we tend to punch well above our weight when it comes to international competition.

“Most of the guys in the British team this year, we're taking six people out and most of those are former British or European world champions, so we're the ones to beat in many ways"

"Hopefully, the British team will bring back the gold.”

– David Broom
David has been flying in international competitions since 2003. Credit: ITV Anglia

Click below to watch footage of David in flight.

You can also watch the full ITV report below.