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

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A British-Belgian teenager becomes the youngest person to fly solo around the world on Wednesday.

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

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Cheers went up as 17 years old MAck Rutherford landed near Sofia, Bulgaria after flying 54125km and visiting more than 30 countries

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

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 His journey broke two Guinness book world records, including one set by his sister Zara, 19

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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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