Mr. Freedman had a lot of support from the local airport management at the Wellington International Airport. “It’s a very exciting day for the airport. A world-record-setting day,” said spokesperson Jenna Raeburn.
As Mr. Freedman made a history flight aimed at drawing attention to the possibilities of greener flying , he said it was only fitting that the first thing he saw when approaching the Wellington coastline was the rotating blade of a wind turbine producing renewable energy. Monday’s flight was timed to coincide with the opening of a pivotal U.N. climate summit in Glasgow, Scotland.