Somchai was desperate for me to have a go on his flying machine – a paramotor he uses for taking aerial pictures (really!).
There was no chance of me strapping myself into that death trap though. So instead he showed me how powerful his beloved contraption is.
Here he is demonstrating the strength of the propellor by using the motor as a leaf blower in his yard in Surin.
Impressive stuff, but I’d still never go up on it…