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« on: Thursday October 27 2016 10:56:11 AEDT AM »

Flying solo around the world in sea plane lands Melbourne pilot Adventurer of the Year

"I was actually pretty busy," he says. "I had no auto-pilot, so I had to navigate, fly the plane, check the fuel. I'd eat something every hour. I drank two or three litres of water on each flight." And yes, he never drank "out of the red bottle" — his toilet.

After flying the length and width of the US, Smith planned to cross from Alaska to Russia. The weather was already against him, and he was grounded for two or three days at a time. Permission to fly over Russia never came......


  

This extraordinary expedition has won for Michael Smith the 2016 Adventurer of the Year from the Australian Geographical Society, awarded at a ceremony on Thursday in Sydney.

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