Anorak News | Pilot James Blunt Says Stay Grounded With Emma Thompson

Pilot James Blunt Says Stay Grounded With Emma Thompson

by | 29th, January 2009

SINGER James Blunt has created a protest “paper plane” in support of the Stay Grounded campaign.

Later this month, which is the heaviest flight-booking month of the year, we’re going to ask people to Stay Grounded and avoid booking or taking a flight if they can. To do this, we’re going to launch a collection of Protest Paper Planes in London created by talented famous people and talented normal people alike. Each paper plane will be a folded up sheet of A4 artwork with a brilliant piece of anti-flying or pro-flying alternative artwork on it.

When they are not swimming and walking around the world promoting their careers, James Franco, Emma Thompson and the aforesaid Blunt are telling other people not to fly on airplanes.

Blunt’s father, a Colonel in the British Army Air Corps, was a military helicopter pilot.

Blunt is a member of Harrow Aviation Club. Says he: “I can fly anything with a single engine.”

Blunt earned his pilot’s licence, aged 16.

Take it up, up, up and away, James:

Yes, she caught my eye,
As I walked on by.
She could see from my face that I was,
Flying high,
And I don’t think that I’ll see her again,
But we shared a moment that will last till the end.

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