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Introducing the trike

Steve Flanagan is one of the expedition ground crew and specialises in 360 video and timelapse photography.

He's produced these two 360 videos, which give a unique insight into what it's like for Sacha flying the trike.

Trike Introduction

Not long after her knee injury Sacha is back up in the air, learning how to fly a paratrike. Teaching her is champion Russian paramotorist Alexander Bogdanov who is accompanying Sacha all through the Russian leg of her journey. Alexander is a very experience paratrike pilot, but it’s all completely new to Sacha. So, before she attempts to fly solo, she gets a feel for it in the back of a tandem trike.

During the flight Alexander and Sacha try out a bit of flapping to see what it must feel like to migrate in a flock like a swan.

1st Solo Trike flight

Sacha’s now in Estonia and takes her new solo paratrike up in the air for the first time. She’s adapted her previous motor and wing by adding a frame and wheels