- Expected 16 Jul 2020
Two Rotors: One Planet is Peter's enthralling account of his incredible Three Journeys Round expeditions full of passion, wonderful descriptions, bold aviation adventure and a little jeopardy!
In 2016, helicopter pilot Peter Wilson set out on the first of three exceptional aviation adventures and became the first person to fly solo around Africa, from London to Stellenbosch return, in a journey of 30,750 kilometres. In 2017 he accomplished a remarkable first circumnavigation through equatorial antipodes, completed in 121 days. On his third journey around Latin America in 2018/19, Peter visited a further 23 countries.
Growing up in Africa and witnessing some of the most beautiful landscapes and wildlife our planet has to offer, Peter has always had a passion for exploration and a duty of care for this wonderful world. His mission with his Three Journey Round project is to inspire, educate and promote the idea of a better planet through sustainable development.
In an R66 helicopter, Peter travelled a total of 122,500 kilometres in 285 expedition-days on three remarkable, long-range aviation journeys claiming 11 FAI world records. He was awarded the Britannia Trophy by the Royal Aero Club of the United Kingdom for his achievements.
Viewing the world from above, and often in geographical locations that very few people will ever see, Peter has captured the incredible scenes in his book Two Rotors: One Planet as he travelled through 86 countries. He has witnessed the mesmeric contrasts and colour of our world including its cold glacial deserts; humid forests; hot desert sandscapes; stunning beaches and archipelagos; beautiful sunsets and sunrises; vibrant wetlands; astonishing mountains and steppes; generous peoples and cultures; and some amazing animals.
Peter's enthusiasm and understanding of the available science has given him the perfect opportunity to create a one-of-a-kind project leaving many encouraged at the prospect of a better world through sustainable development.