Plane vs Boat

Docklands, London

2 minute read
Words Row360
Photography British Airways
Published 17.03.23

This Red Nose Day, British Airways is proud to have raised £27.3 million for Flying Start, through the airline’s global charity partnership with Comic Relief. The money has been raised over the past 13 years, since the partnership’s launch in 2010.

To celebrate they teamed up with Comic Relief celebrity supporters Alison Hammond, Rylan and Sir Steve Redgrave to find out if one of its aircraft could beat the GB Rowing team in a race at London City Airport, next to the Royal Albert Docks.

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Members of the GB Rowing Team to took on the challenge, including Olympians and world champions, in a mixed eight boat coxed by Harry Brightmore. The four female and four male rowers raced a British Airways Cityflyer Embraer 190 Aircraft.

A video of the special challenge can be viewed below and it will also be available to watch on British Airways’ inflight-entertainment system later this year.

Video British Airways | Plane vs Boat Red Nose Day Challenge | Comic Relief

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