RICKY DE AGRELA. In 2004 microlight adventurer Ricky De Agrela and his best friend Alan Honeyborne set off for what has been described as one of the boldest adventures ever in aviation history. They embarked on an extraordinary attempt to break the world record for the longest journey in the smallest aircraft. 11 months, 32 countries and 64 000 kilometers later Ricky returned triumphant, but alone.
Alan had died in a fatal accident over the jungles of China just 5 months into the trip. Pushing on alone, and encountering enormous hurdles and setbacks, Ricky honoured their commitment and completed over 6 months of tough solo flight to break the world record.
Ricky outlines the ‘Freedom Flight’ adventure.
An interview with Tash De Agrela
Tash interviews Ricky Part 1: Reasons for the trip & logistics
Tash interviews Ricky Part 2: Petrol plans, thoughts on a changing world, photos from above
Tash interviews Ricky Part 3: Alan’s death & continuing alone
Tash Interviews Ricky Part 4: Reflections and Learnings