Multiple sclerosis sufferers and our planet are both faced with an urgent situation: they are afflicted with a degenerative disease.
An aviator grounded by this incurable disease has decided to fly around the Arctic Circle. He feels personally concerned by the tragedy unfolding beyond the 67th parallel north.
At the age of 34, Loïc was a pilot flying the legendary PBY Catalina flying boat, a patrol bomber and veteran of World War II, when he was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis and he was obliged to hang up his wings. Three years later, he remembered that an aviator dies if he gives up the fight and lets go of the controls. So he is seizing one last chance to fly again and take up once more the journey he has devoted his life to. This chance is available thanks to a group of friends and a specially adapted ultralight amphibian aircraft. Supported by a top-flight team, he is going to be able to take to the air once again and continue the life adventure that has always driven him forward. The chance to get to know the Arctic, its peoples and its wildlife, who are under threat as he is. To get away and fly, to defend a simple idea: whether what is at stake is the planet or own health, the battle is only lost if we give up the fight.
Men and women uniting around a shared idea: the Arctic World Tour is getting off the ground.