Barkingside man taken to heaven and back

A life-long plane enthusiast is on cloud nine after being offered the chance to fly a Boeing 747 – without leaving the ground.

Barkingside resident, Kelvin Lewis, 64, , tried out the multi-million pound flight simulator at the British Airways Flight Training School in Andover.

Mr Lewis won the experience in a competition by stairlift providers Stannah.

Mr Lewis said: “It really felt like the plane was in my hands. I still have a great love of planes and flying.”

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