South Africa

British Airways is has launched its Man vs Plane challenge No.II, which offers five people the chance to prove they have what it takes to beat its new A380 superjumbo in a race on the runway.

The Man vs Plane challenge is to celebrate the launch of BA’s direct flights to Johannesburg and the winners will be flown to South Africa in February to try to beat the A380 in a 200 metre sprint. Now I recall from athletics at school that 200 metres is a pretty long sprint. The A380 lost round one in 2013 to South African rugby player Bryan Habana.

To enter the competition, entrants must explain to British Airways in 50 words or less why they should be picked. The runner with the quickest time on the day will receive two return tickets on one of British Airways’ direct A380 flights to London, Los Angeles, Hong Kong or Johannesburg while revelling in their sprinting success. Mr. Habana explains…

Habana said in the promotional video “In 2013, I raced British Airways’ new A380 aircraft and won. Now, it’s your turn to accept the challenge and prove you have the strength, stamina and speed to race the plane.” The closing date for entries is 20 January and the winners will be flown to Johannesburg on 4 February.

To enter go to  ba.com/manvsplane. If anyone knows how long it takes an A380 to cover the first 200 metres let us know!