Mack Rutherford, 17 becomes the youngest person to fly solo around the world

 It took 5 months journey that saw him battle monsoon rains, searing heat, and frustrating bureaucracy.

 It took 5 months journey that saw him battle monsoon rains, searing heat, and frustrating bureaucracy.

He started his flight on 23 march from Shark Aero microlight.

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He started his flight on 23 march from Shark Aero microlight.

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His favorite flyovers ranged from the Sahara desert to Greenland and Iceland.

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His trip was full of challenges like a 10-hour long flight from Japan to Attu Island during bad weather.

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In Sudan, his solar panel system fell because the heat melted the glue maintaining it in place

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In India rain entered his main fuel tank and soaked his aircraft and some documents on board.

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Rutherford who gained his pilot license when he was 15 after training with his father, hopes his five-month voyage will encourage young people to pursue their dream.

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Rutherford who gained his pilot license when he was 15 after training with his father, hopes his five-month voyage will encourage young people to pursue their dream.

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