Perth-to-Perth for aerial adventurer

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Dave McElroy, right, delivered a letter from Perth and Kinross provost Liz Grant to Steven McDougall.
A daring aerial adventurer who set off on a round-the-world trip from Perth has landed in the city’s Antipodean namesake. Dave McElroy aims to go round the world in just 80 days, the first time a circumnavigation has been attempted from the Fair City. In Perth, Australia, the 66-year-old delivered a letter from Perth and Kinross provost Liz Grant to Steven McDougall, representing the Lord Mayor of the Australian city. Dave, who is chairman of the Scottish Aero Club based at Perth airport, aims to raise £150,000 for Scotland’s Charity Air Ambulance (SCAA) through the 36,500-mile trip. After leaving from the airport at Scone, Dave headed south to Calais and Cannes in France in the first stage of a journey that will see him make 52 stops in 25 different countries. Dave has been documenting his progress online, posting stunning pictures of the world from the air. One shot, taken from above Singapore, shows a stunning circular rainbow. Such phenomena are only visible while in flight and when the sun is at the right height above the horizon. Dave is due to touch back down in Scotland to a hero’s welcome at Perth Airport on August 6.
SourceKIRSTY TOPPING, http://www.thecourier.co.uk, 29th June, 2014
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