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Overlanders take to the air

[ November 10, 2015   //   ]

Air Charter Service was called in to help out drivers attempting to get from the southernmost point in South Africa to the northernmost tip of Norway in record time. With land travel through Syria out of the question to travel, the team, driving a VW Touareg from Cape Agulhas to Nordkapp, was given special dispensation to fly the car (and themselves) from Jordan to Turkey from the closest airports to the borders, at Amman and Adana.
ACS commercial director, Justin Lancaster, explains: “Teamleader of the trek Rainer Zietlow already held two long distance driving records – Tierra del Fuego to Alaska and Melbourne to Saint Petersburg – but needed our help for this one. We chartered the rear-loading Antonov 74 in order for them to drive to 4×4 straight up the ramp in Amman and drive straight off the other end in Adana. They were then back on their way minutes later. And we’re pleased to say that they completed the whole journey in nine days, four hours, nine minutes and 27 seconds – setting a new World Record.”
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