publish date 1970-01-01 03:00:00
A 17-year-old pilot has landed in Scotland in his world record attempt to become the youngest person to fly solo around the world, according to pressandjournal.
Mac Rutherford took off from Sofia, Bulgaria, on March 23 of this year, and has flown to Italy and Greece, and since then, he has traveled all over the world, encountering sandstorms in Sudan, sweltering heat in Dubai, closing airports in India and many technical problems..
The report from the source
The British-Belgian teenager arrived in Aberdeen on Saturday in the final stages of his journey back to Sofia, and is hoping to arrive on August 24. “There are a lot of people my age doing amazing things,” he said, adding, “Together we can show that young people make a difference.”
Mack aims to break the record for the youngest male to travel solo around the world, currently held by Briton Travis Ludlow, who completed the feat at the age of 18 years and 150 days, and was encouraged by his sister Zara, who in January of this year became the youngest woman to fly around the world, She is 19 years old.
The pilot in front of the plane
The teenager wanted to be a pilot since he was three years old and qualified for a pilot’s license in September 2020, which made him the youngest pilot in the world at the age of 15 years and two months.
Flying works with his family, where his father Sam is a professional pilot, his mother Beatrice is a private pilot, and the teenager pilots a plane.Share It is a high-performance, lightweight aircraft with a cruising speed of up to 300 km/h.
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