Only 19-year-old Zara Rutherford decided to become the youngest pilot to fly solo over the world. Its journey will take 3 months and will see 52 countries on five continents.
The teen hopes to make a name in history textbooks as the youngest woman to fly around the Earth by herself. Amelia Earhart, the world’s most famous aviator, wrote her model and inspiration national news.
The brave Zara left her hometown of Kortrijk in Belgium on Wednesday 18th August and began the first phase of her epic multi-week journey.
She originally planned to take off from her home country a week ago, but she put off the start of the adventure to install an improved camera system on her plane to help her take better pictures of vibrant cities, the world’s oceans, deserts and wilderness as she flies around the world. Globalism.
Rutherford flies the Shark Aero, the world’s lightest sports aircraft. It is a high-performance, lightweight aircraft – it weighs only 325 kg – and is manufactured in Seneca.
It is incredibly fast, reaching speeds of up to 300 kilometers per hour. In addition, the Zarina aircraft was specially adapted for such a long flight.
The first part of the route led across the English Channel to Great Britain. From Aberdeen and Wake in the far north of Scotland, I headed to Iceland. Another destination is Greenland, then the road takes it west to the Canadian Arctic.
Flying along the eastern coast of the United States to Latin America, going to Colombia, then heading north over Mexico all the way to Alaska.
From there, according to the flight plan, he will move into the Siberian wilderness. It will “jump” south from Russia to seize China, the Philippines and Indonesia. Then he looks at India and then directs his devices at the United Arab Emirates. It will be the end of October.
Zarine will travel several kilometers over Egypt, which will be its last stop in the Middle East.
From North Africa, he heads to Europe, passes through Greece, Bulgaria, Slovakia and the Czech Republic, and then returns to his homeland. It will fly over Germany and France and land in Belgium on November 4.
Throughout the flight, the young pilot will prefer smaller airports for rest and refueling, with a few exceptions, including New York’s John F. Kennedy Airport and Dubai International Airport.
I’ve outdone her
“I want to encourage girls and young women to pursue their dreams this summer,” said Zara Rutherford.
He wants to inspire young women and girls to do whatever they enjoy, even though he is traditionally considered masculine. You can follow her journey on the website FlyZolo.
If Rutherford succeeded, she would become the youngest woman to travel the world alone. However, he will not be the youngest person, because 18-year-old Travis Ludlow from Great Britain completed a solo circumnavigation of the planet in July of this year. Ludlow flew a Cessna 172, which has four seats and weighs more than twice as much as Rutherford’s machine.