13 Dec 2010

Non-stop Glider flight

From Jesse Mulligan, 1–4pm, 2:21 pm on 13 December 2010

Another member of the McCaw family has just earned some major bragging rights. Alex McCaw, All Black Captain Richie McCaw's cousin, has just traveled 1-thousand kilometers in a glider plane. It took 11 hours, but now McCaw can say he's one of only 560 fliers around the world to have reached this lofty goal. With nothing but the wind to carry him. McCaw took off from Omarama and flew a circuit between Lumsden and the top of the Rangitata River twice before landing at Pukaki Airfield, near Twizel.