Firstly, the good news. Oscar Romeo’s engine has been rebuilt and will be fitted to the airframe in the next couple of weeks. This process has obviously taken far, far longer than anyone envisaged.
Greetings! This time last week, I was fighting my way through the Alps at 10,000ft, trying to find a route from Slovenia to Austria. Since then I have been thrown back into a six day run of reporting for the BBC, but everyday I’m reminded of my achievements last week in the skies of Europe.