Thursday, October 06, 2011

Kitesurfing 747 pilot Claire Bunton

Here is an interesting video ad (via Dan Harris) about accomplished kitesurfer Claire Bunton who is also a Captain on the British Airway’s B747 fleet.

Flying is in Claire’s blood. One of her ancestors is Amy Johnson, the pioneering British aviator. Her father and grandfather were also in aviation. She and her husband Kevin first learnt to kite surf for their first wedding anniversary in 1999, when the sport was just getting started.

By 2002 she was competing in the UK and internationally winning the BKSA championship and ranked number two in the world at the PKRA World Tour. During this time she was still flying for British Airways and had taken her command on the airline’s B747 ‘jumbo’ fleet.

The kite surfing footage was shot in West Sussex (East Preston).

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