Royal British Legion spark UFO scare
The Royal British Legion Extreme Human Flight Team, Jump4Heroes, were training in Bad Lippspringe, Germany, ahead of the Canopy Piloting National Championships and World Championships last weekend when police were called in.
Major Alastair Macartney, who serves at the Defence School of Languages at Wilton Park, Beaconsfield, and warrant officer Spencer Hogg were flying their high performance canopies above their base before they decided to break out their new Poppy-branded wingsuits for a jump from 16,000ft.
The duo were gliding through the clouds at more than 100mph before they swooped into make their landing to find two police cars waiting for them on the ground.
The team demonstrated their equipment and flight modes to police, who graciously declined an offer from the daredevils to accompany them on a jump.