An Australian Pilot Is Trying To Take Off 140 Times In A Row To Raise Money For Charity

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An Australian pilot, Ron Watts, will try and takeoff 140 times in a row to raise money for aid agencies in East Timor.

According to The ABC since the United Nations pulled out of the country, 30 non-government agencies have been sharing just one plane.

Watts hopes his record-breaking attempt will raise enough money to buy a second one.

The pilot — who has been working with the not-for-profit group Mission Aviation Fellowship for 40 years — says the attempt will mean he will be in the air for about 10 hours.

It is being held in Parkes, in the central west of NSW today.

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