Helicopter pilot makes ultimate journey from Aberdeen to Brazil


IT was a journey that took 18 days with 28 fuel stops.

But one brave helicopter pilot completed a mammoth mission to fly a chopper all the way from Aberdeen to South America.

Captain Andrew Smith, 35, from Sauchen in Aberdeenshire, works for CHC Helicopters, a company which normally transports staff to offshore oil rigs and platforms.

But the unusual request came in August, when Captain Smith was asked to take one of the choppers – a Eurocopter EC225 – out to Cabo Frio in Brazil.

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