"Disgusted of Tunbridge Wells" Boycotts Russia Microlight Flight

8k miles, 25 countries, 35 days covering 35° to 70° of latitude in a Ukrainian Skyranger Nynja microlight. Flying from UK to Asia, north to the Arctic circle then back home, raising money for YoungMinds & International Red Cross Ukraine Appeal
By: www.35-70.co.uk
TUNBRIDGE WELLS, U.K. - March 13, 2022 - PRLog -- Press Release

"Disgusted of Tunbridge Wells" Boycotts Russia Microlight Flight

Aspiring pilot Graham Naismith (51) from Tunbridge Wells, Kent and his instructor Luke Christophides (36) from Lewes, East Sussex who met at Flight Sport Aviation near Lewes, East Sussex have abandoned plans to fly to Ukraine and Russia in their two-seater, Ukrainian produced, Skyranger Nynja microlight aircraft next month.

The war in Ukraine has forced them to rethink their route and they have now decided to avoid Ukraine, Belarus and boycott Russia. Their 7,000+ nautical mile flight will be going through 26 countries over 35 days leaving on 20th April 2022 from Kittyhawk Aerodrome in East Sussex.

Their Russian contact had assured them there would be no war.

They are raising money for YoungMinds, a UK based suicide prevention charity for young people, but have now, because of the events in eastern Europe, also decided to raise money for the International Red Cross Ukraine Appeal. They are off setting their carbon footprint with Ecologi.

Their website name, www.35-70.co.uk, is derived from their route spanning 35 degrees of latitude (Greece) to 70 degrees of latitude (into the Arctic circle in Norway).


Graham Naismith
is a 50 year old IT consultant (married with 3 children) who previously published a book about his overland trip to Australia with his young family aged 1,4 and 6 (www.drive-to-oz.com) having unsuccessfully stood for Parliament in the 2016 general elections (www.grahamnaismithmp.co.uk). Previous family holidays have included Syria during the "Arab Spring", North Korea and Centerparcs.

Luke Christophides, 36 (married with no children), is a professional flying instructor and drummer.

Contact Details

Graham Naismith
+447904 237471

Luke Christophides
+447828 298507

Website: www.35-70.co.uk
Twitter: https://twitter.com/35_degrees
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/3570degrees
Off Setting Carbon Footprint: https://ecologi.com/
Flight Sport Aviation https://flightsportaviation.com/
Kittyhawk Aerodrome: https://kittyhawk.farm/
Donations Red Cross Ukraine Appeal: https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/35-70-redcrossukraine
Donations YoungMinds Mental Health:https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/35-70

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