Harrison touched down in Lebanon Wednesday, about a quarter of the way through her journey. AFP / MARWAN TAHTAH
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British pilot Amanda Harrison has been forced to postpone the remainder of her daring biplane trip from the U.K. to Australia due to "geopolitics".Harrison had touched down in Lebanon Wednesday, about a quarter of the way through a journey that was originally set to take 30 days and pass through 23 countries, covering 9,260 nautical miles, or over 17,000 kilometers.Because of summer temperatures and India's monsoon season, Harrison can take her vintage craft only on her flight path during two periods: From May to June or September to November.Another possibility for Harrison would be to fly back to the U.K. on a commercial flight and leave her plane in Lebanon.Harrison said she was likely to make a final decision by the middle of this week, after consulting with her team of specialists in the U.K.Despite the temporary blockage of her route, Harrison said she has enjoyed her time in Beirut and would be happy to stay for much longer.
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