Fitness enthusiast and self-proclaimed “all-rounder” Flight Lieutenant Si Berry will be joining the Atlantic Flyers team as they take on the Talisker Whisky Challenge and row 3000 miles across the Atlantic this winter.

Si has served with the RAF on 8 operational tours as a battlefield helicopter pilot in Iraq, Afghanistan and Syria. He is passionate about transformative physical training, team dynamics and human behaviour and performance.

Si is also big believer in the power of teamwork: “I’ve always enjoyed the mutual support offered by my friends, teammates and colleagues during my military career and I have several lifelong friendships that have been forged in some of the more arduous situations along the way.”

For Si, taking on a challenge like this was an “instant yes” and he’s looking forward to the pushing himself to the limit in order to help his team fulfil their potential. And, it’s not only the physical challenge that’s important. Si says he’s also thinks that the mental aspects of the row will help the team to think about “the deeper questions about who you really are.”

I'm hugely honoured to be involved in this capstone project with Phil, Sonny and CS and what it represents. I'll do all I can to contribute in any way to raise awareness for Starlight and the fantastic work they do.

Si will also be taking charge of capturing all of the drama live from the team boat, the Valkyrie. We look forward to seeing his updates from the water and sharing them with you during the challenge.

The Atlantic Flyers embark on their journey on 12th December and will spend several weeks out on the water as they row from the Canary Islands to Antigua & Barbuda. You can follow along on their journey at