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 Jüngster Solopilot bricht Weltrekord (2) infographic
Grafik zeigt die Flugroute von Travis Ludlow auf seiner Reise rund um die Welt.


Teenage Pilot bricht Solo rund-um-die-Welt Rekord (2)

By Ninian Carter

June 28, 2021 - Ein 18-jähriger britischer Pilot ihat sein Ziel erreicht, den Weltrekord als jüngste Person, die Solo rund um die Welt in einer einmotorigen Maschine fliegt, zu brechen.

Travis Ludlow, from Buckinghamshire, England, departed Teuge in The Netherlands on May 29, heading east across Europe via Poland, before flying through Russia and Canada. As of June 28, he is currently in Tampa, Florida in the United States.

His remaining hops will take him up the Eastern Seaboard via New York, then back into Canada, before continuing on to Greenland, Iceland, Ireland, Portugal, Morocco, Gibraltar, Spain, UK, France and Belgium – landing back in the Netherlands on July 12.

The teenage pilot is making the trip in a Cessna 172R, regarded as the safest single engine aircraft ever built, upgraded with the latest avionics and aerodynamic fairings. Another useful aspect is that the plane has sold 44,000 units, meaning there are very few aviation maintenance facilities in the world that do not have experience of the 172 aircraft, should Travis' plane require repairs.

The current world record holder is Mason Andrews from the U.S., who completed his round-the-word trip aged 18-and-a-half, in 2018. Ludlow hopes to complete his trip and be about 18 days younger than Andrews.

PUBLISHED: 13/07/2021; STORY: Graphic News