30 Mar '12, 10am

Blue Peter takes to the skies with the Navy

The visit, which took place earlier this week, followed a promise last September when 771 Naval Air Squadron helped the children's show launch their new studios at Salford's Media City, breaking off from a long-range training exercise to deliver the 28-year-old presenter in style. That brief glimpse into the world of the red and grey Sea Kings prompted the Blue Peter team to produce a more detailed feature on the work of Search and Rescue helicopters. Six months later, Helen and her camera crew travelled to the Cornish air station, with the presenter trying on an aircrewman's role for size. Helen is no stranger to challenges, having paddled a kayak the 2,000-mile (3,220-kilometre) length of the Amazon River, tightrope walked across Battersea Power Station, and cycled and skied to the South Pole. Fully kitted out in flying overalls, squadron badges, helmet and life jacket, ...

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