Dave Sykes, the British paraplegic pilot who was recently in Muscat for a short stopover en route a solo, record-breaking journey from UK to Australia
The nation’s visionary fuel and lubricants marketing company sponsored British paraplegic pilot, Dave Sykes, who was recently in Muscat for a short stopover en route a solo, record-breaking journey from York, England to Sydney, Australia. Oman Oil Marketing Company (omanoil) provided fuel for his state-of-the-art micro-light aircraft which is customized with specially modified hand controls, enabling him to fly without the use of his legs.
“Dave is an inspiration for all and is a prime example of triumph in the face of adversity,” expressed Eng. Omar Ahmed Qatan, CEO of Oman Oil Marketing Company. “This is the same ethos we strive to live by at omanoil. We draw on the strength of our people and their resilient spirit to identify solutions that confront the various challenges in our business always with creativity, imagination and great optimism.”
In celebration of the 80th anniversary of Amy Johnson’s historic flight as the first woman to fly solo to Australia, the epic 11,600 nautical mile trip is anticipated to take six to eight weeks and route through 18 different countries around the world. Twenty thousand British Pounds will be donated to Yorkshire Air Ambulance, an independent charity providing a life saving rapid response emergency service to 5 million people across Yorkshire in the United Kingdom.