Film star Ewan McGregor was today due to have a white-knuckle ride as a passenger in a supersonic jet fighter at speeds of up to 620mph.
McGregor was today expected to fly from RAF Lossiemouth, Moray, with his brother Colin, 32, an RAF Flight Lieutenant, on a whistlestop tour to support terminally-ill children.
The 30-year-old actor, from Crieff, Perthshire, was due to include a fly-past in the RAF Tornado at 500ft above the Children’s Hospice, Rachel House at Kinross in Perthshire.
And, weather permitting, the man who played Obi Wan Kenobi in Star Wars: The Phantom Menace, was expected to fly down Glen Tilt in Perthshire - known to all fast jet aircrew as ‘‘Star Wars Valley’’.
The one-hour flight has been organised by XV Squadron, based at Lossiemouth.
Crew and staff at the base have raised a four-figure sum for the hospice and hope to reach £20,000 by the end of the air display season in October.
McGregor is an ardent supporter of the Children’s Hospice Association Scotland (CHAS).