A teenage pilot has become the youngest person to fly solo in a small plane for a week in the world. Born in Belgium to British parents, McRutherford was only 17 years old. He left Sofia, the capital of Bulgaria, on March 23, and traveled through 52 countries in 5 months.
During his trip, Mack encountered sand storms in Sudan. The terrible heat of Dubai, Unexpected airport closures in India I had to spend the night on an uninhabited island in the Pacific Ocean.
Mack will visit Europe on this trip. Asia Africa It crossed two oceans with the United States. Before Mac, the youngest person to fly solo for World Week was 18 years old. 150-day-old British pilot Travis Ladlow.
Mack comes from a family of aviators, and his older sister Zara also holds the record for being the youngest woman to fly solo for a week around the world. Zara successfully flew its mission last January. Zara suggested Mac’s trip.
After completing his tour, Mack said: ‘Follow your dreams no matter what your age. Work hard and achieve your goals,” he urged. Mac wanted to be a pilot since he was 3 years old and got his pilot’s license when he was 15.