A Life of Adventure

Brian Milton pilots the Global Flyer microlight in which he circumnavigated the world.

Brian Milton is an award-winning adventurer, journalist and aviation historian. He holds the Guinness World Record for the first circumnavigation of the globe in a microlight aircraft, achieved in 1998. The flight earned him the Britannia Trophy, one of the world’s greatest aviation awards.

Global Flyer is Brian’s account of this incredible trip in a flimsy open-cockpit ultralight, and of the setbacks and dangers he had to overcome. These ranged from engine failures and atrocious weather to being harassed by a Syrian MiG-21 fighter, as well as dealing with numerous bureaucratic obstacles.

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Brian’s first major expedition was in 1968 when he drove Alexa, a battered 1937 Austin 7  from London across the Sahara Desert and the Congo to meet his fiancee. You’ll find out the full story in Alexa: The Life And Death of an Austin 7 Ruby.

Ever since he has combined a career as a TV presenter, financial journalist and writer with a series of incredible airborne adventures around the world.

However one of his jaunts, an attempt to cross the Atlantic nonstop by microlight, was dramatic for all the wrong reasons and didn’t quite go as planned. Read all about it in Brian’s book Chasing Ghosts.