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Posted: 15 Dec 2011
A paltry distance challenge in the warm bits of the USA should be a walk in the park, then. A mere pleasure flight. And, given Team UK's determinedly low-key approach on the starting field, you'd be forgiven for thinking that the courageous British entrants were plucky but doomed.
Ok, so, at high altitudes, oxygen is required, dispensed by a zeitgeisty carbon-fibre cylinder, but compared to some of their tech-heavy rivals, DH-A and his co-pilot, Jon Mason, have an informal, and idiosyncratically British shoestring approach.