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Brian Milton is a journalist and adventurer form the United Kingdom. His first major expedition took place in 1968 when he drove an Austin 7 Ruby across the Sahara Desert to meet his fiancée.

Brian is a microlight pilot - an interest which grew from a love of hang-gliding (he was the Founder of the British National League). His flight in the Dalgety Flyer (a Shadow 3-axis microlight) in 1987 from London to Sydney in 59 days was, at the time, the longest microlight flight in history but he is perhaps better known for his adventure in 1998 when he circumnavigated the world in the Global Flyer - a Pegasus Quantum (912) weightshift microlight - travelling 24,000 miles in 120 days, earning him the current Guinness World Record for fastest ultralight circumnavigation.

Brian also attempted to cross the Atlantic non-stop in a Mainair Blade (912) weightshift microlight fitted with a massive 438 litre fuel tank - an adventure that didn't quite go as planned.

Awards & Achievements

1987 - London to Sydney (59 days) in the Dalgety Flyer (a Shadow 3-axis microlight) - longest microlight flight in history (at the time). 1998 - Circumnavigation of the world in the Global Flyer - a Pegasus Quantum (912) weightshift microlight - travelling 24,000 miles in 120 days, earning him the current Guinness World Record for 'fastest ultralight circumnavigation'. Awarded the National Trophy from the Queen (hanggliding) Awarded the Prince of Wales Trophy, the highest award in British sporting aviation, for winning the American Cup in 1979. Awarded the Britannia Trophy in 1998 Awarded the Segrave Trophy in 1998.

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