Adventurer circumnavigates world in gyrocopter


James by the Golden Gate bridge

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An adventurer has become the first person to fly solo around the world in an open-cockpit gyrocopter.

James Ketchell, 37, from Hampshire, has covered 24,000 nautical miles over 175 days since starting his challenge in March.

The adventurer, who landed in Basingstoke on Sunday afternoon, said the experience had been “magical”.

His flight path took him over Europe, Asia, and North America, during 122 separate flights.


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