Around the lighthouses of France in just 19 hours

Geoff Scott (above) with the plane that took him on a tour of the lighthouses of France

Connexion reader Geoff Scott has seen more of France than most. He flew over almost every French lighthouse – in a light aircraft

The challenge, which he admits was “a bit barmy”, was an entry in the annual Dusk to Dawn competition, run by aviation firm Pooleys since 1964.

The rules are simple: any qualified pilot from anywhere in the world can start and end their challenge in any country, flying any kind of aircraft.

As the name suggests, the challenge has to be completed in a day (although flying hours can be spaced to different dates), between dawn and dusk, and must involve at least four hours in the air.

Extra points are awarded for the most original theme or objective.

Competitors have to submit a 1,000-word account of their challenge, along with the log book of their flight.

The top prize is £1,000 but the real reward is personal ...

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