FLYING SOUTH

Producer : Daniel Sharp. It’s been six years since Charley’s father passed away. David Speed shot films and commercials, nearly winning an Oscar for his work on Superman 1 and 2 but he also led a colourful life: he flew light aircraft, raced motorcycles, collected fast cars and held numerous powerboat records. This series follows Charley as he finishes planning the journey his father always wanted to take, learning to fly and embarking on a 12,000 mile flight, tracking the Pan American Highway through North America and flying through the Bermuda triangle. Nearly 50 planes have crashed along the South American leg, in 2003 an identical civilian plane was shot down by the Peruvian air force killing the pilot and passengers when it was wrongly identified as a threat.