Blue Peter presenter Helen Skelton tells of flight with Red Arrows in Red Nose Day Challenge
BLUE Peter presenter Helen Skelton took to the skies of Lincolnshire with the Red Arrows from RAF Cranwell for her latest Red Nose Day Challenge.
The challenge saw the daredevil presenter fly with Arrow's Squadron Leader, Red 1, on the most terrifying ride of her life.
As well as preparing her body and mind for the flight with the Arrows, Helen has been in Lincolnshire working with the Sleaford Air Cadets to raise money in the region.
The RAF Cranwell-based cadets have been planning a series of air-themed fundraisers and Helen took the flight with the Arrows to reward them with an extra special flypast.
She said: "I was sick with nerves and excitement before the flight, but I feel honoured to have had this opportunity and I feel completely ecstatic now I've done it.
"The air cadets have been fantastic and I was genuinely overwhelmed when I saw all of the hard work they have done fundraising and how many turned out to see the flypast today.
"This challenge was all about team work and it's really important that we all rally together. I've seen first-hand how Comic Relief makes a big difference and changes people's lives for the better, both here in the UK and in Africa."
In previous challenges Helen has kayaked down the Amazon, walked a high wire above Battersea Power Station and trekked the South Pole.
This was the third of Helen's Magnificent 7 challenges for Red Nose Day 2013. She's already tried to kick a conversion in front of 82,000 rugby fans at Twickenham and performed in two musicals in London's West End in one evening.
You can watch Helen's Magnificent 7 every Thursday for the next five weeks on Blue Peter, Thursdays at 5.45pm on CBBC. For more information and ideas about your own challenges, visit www.rednoseday.com/challenge