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  Ewan's supersonic Star Wars flight
Updated 07 February 2002, 13.46
Ewan McGregor in the jet fighter
Film star Ewan McGregor has taken part in a daredevil flight down "Star Wars alley".

Ewan, who played Obi Wan Kenobi in The Phantom Menace, flew at an incredible 620mph in a jet fighter through Scotland.

Click here to see pictures of Ewan's white-knuckle ride

On part of the journey, he flew through a place called Glen Tilt in Perthshire, which is nicknamed "Star Wars alley" by pilots.

'Extraordinary experience'

Ewan McGregor in The Phantom Menace
Ewan McGregor in The Phantom Menace

It's called this because it reminds them of the famous scene in the original Star Wars film when Luke Skywalker races around the Death Star in an X-wing fighter.

Ewan, who also starred in Moulin Rouge, flew with his brother Colin, who is an RAF Flight Lieutenant.

The event was for charity and included a flight over a children's hospice in Perthshire.

Ewan described the event as an "extraordinary opportunity" because he loves speed and often drives fast motorbikes and goes on race tracks.

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