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Northumberland man makes transatlantic journey in microlight plane

A Northumberland man has made a transatlantic journey in a microlight plane. Eddie McCallum, from Longframlington in Northumerland, landed in a field near his home yesterday evening (Tuesday 22nd July).

Northumberland man makes transatlantic journey in microlight plane

Eddie McCallum at John O'Groats in Scotland before setting off on his epic journey. Credit: Eddie McCallum

A Northumberland man has made a transatlantic journey in a microlight plane.

Eddie McCallum, from Longframlington in Northumerland, landed in a field near his home yesterday evening (Tuesday 22nd July).

The round-trip journey took three weeks and he had to stop to refuel in several locations, including Iceland, Greenland and Canada. Mr McCallum was flying for over 100 hours.

He touched down on American soil near Lake Michigan. Mr McCallum has been flying microlights, which are defined as small, light aircrafts with one or two seats, for 21 years.

The trip, which was in the planning for over a year, raised more than £4,000 for the international, humanitarian charity UNICEF.

Eddie McCallum flew over Iceland on his three-week trip. Credit: Eddie McCallum
The mountains of Greenland, as seen from Eddie McCallum's microlight plane. Credit: Eddie McCallum
The view of Northern Canada from Eddie McCallum's small aircraft. Credit: Eddie McCallum

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