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A warm welcome from Russia.

By Flight of the Swans | 23rd August 2016
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“Crazy but possible ….and a beautiful and wonderful idea.” When Sacha Dench first suggested the idea of flying across the Russian tundra in a paramotor as part of Flight of the Swans, it was helicopter pilot Vladislav Vyucheyskiy who was the first of the NarYan Mar locals to offer his support. “I was sitting in […]

Weather – the biggest challenge?

By Flight of the Swans | 9th August 2016
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There will be plenty of challenges for the Flight of the Swans expedition team and weather is likely to be one of the biggest.  So we’re very pleased to introduce Carolyn Gardner and Paolo Bellezze to the volunteer team. Paolo is a paramotorist with a background in developing weather information systems.  Here he is flying […]

Giving us the wings to fly

By Flight of the Swans | 5th August 2016

Without our supporters, the Flight of the Swans expedition wouldn’t be possible. The backing of organisations like the Transglobe Expedition Trust is far more than financial. We caught up with Anton Bowring and Ranulph Fiennes from the trust to find out just why they are so committed to Flight of the Swans. Overwhelming support So […]


Sir David Attenborough - WWT Vice President

“This expedition is marvellously imaginative and adventurous, and a fitting project in WWT’s 70th anniversary. Peter Scott did similar in his day and inspired the world. That swans should fly from Russia, to come here, is surely a kind of parable - we can live in harmony with nature, and it’s up to us to do so.”