From East to West - the first Russian around-the-world helicopter flight

The first Russian around-the-world helicopter flight started on August 2. The flyers will cover 40,000 kilometers (25,000 miles) in 42 days.

 The route covers almost every climate zone including those in the most remote corners of the world. The crews will fly two Robinson R66 helicopters over Norwegian fjords, the Atlantic Ocean, ice-covered Greenland and the mountains and forests of Canada.

The expedition plans to fly over the volcanoes of Kamchatka, the Siberian taiga - the planet's largest forest area and the Arctic, Pacific and Atlantic oceans. The northern, southern and westernmost points of Europe have also been included in the route

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