Media Advisory: Polar First Helicopter Team
Paris -- Jennifer Murray and Colin Bodill, the world record holding helicopter pilots who recently achieve the first helicopter around the world, pole to pole, flight in a Bell 407 will hold a press conference in the Bell chalet on June 20th.
The pilots will share their experiences in the harshest climates found in the world. They will also offer the personal observations on global warming, and their educational outreach program in partnership with the Royal Geographical Society who worked with 28 key international schools in the countries visited during the journey.
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