Originally Posted by awilmunder
A 22-mile flight on only the second attempt was rather impressive.
...if it genuinely was the second flight. I suspect there was a lot of poetic licence involved as ever within TV.
However, that is not to take away from the achievement of a 22 mile flight by a balsa glider without outside directional control (except the landing, I would suspect). And also (like others) I am pleased to see aeromodelling being watched by non-modellers. Overall I thoroughly enjoyed the programme.
May has in general been an excellent advocate for private pilots (of which I am one), aeromodellers (of which I am one), plastic modellers (of which I used to be one) and for many other engineering based toys [sic].