Teen Pilot Claims World Record In Round-The-Globe Solo Trip

When 18-year-old Lachlan Smart recently touched down in eastern Australia, he became the youngest person to fly around the world solo in a single engine aircraft. According to NPR, His seven-week-long journey flying a Cirrus SR22 aircraft took him to 24 locations and 15 countries, ultimately ending up at the same airstrip where he first took off on July 4. And at 18 years, 7 months and 21 days, he’s almost a full year younger than the previous record holder, American Matt Guthmiller. According to his website, the journey spanned over 24,000 nautical miles.

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