17-year-old Pilot Was the Youngest to Fly Solo Around the World

Mack Rutherford

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Mack Rutherford, the Belgian-British dual national, a 17-year-old pilot, became the youngest person to fly solo around the world. He spent five months traveling through 52 countries and crossing the equator twice.

He ended his journey in Bulgaria on Wednesday and now holds two Guinness World Records as the youngest person to fly around the world and the youngest person to circumnavigate the globe in a microlight plane.

“I am trying to show with this trip that young people can make a difference, you don’t have to be eighteen to do something special, just follow your dreams and eventually they will come true, no matter what age you are,” he said.

Source: CNN