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 O mais jovem a dar a volta ao mundo a solo infographic
A infografia mostra o mapa do voo de Mack Rutherford na sua volta ao mundo, com detalhes do avião ultraleve Shark UL.


Pessoa mais jovem a voar a solo à volta do Mundo

By Jordi Bou

August 25, 2022 - Mack Rutherford, de 17 anos, é o mais jovem a dar a volta ao mundo a solo num pequeno avião, voando 54.124km e visitando mais de 30 países.

The 17-year-old landed at an airfield near the Bulgarian capital Sofia, the same site from which he departed in his Shark Aero microlight airplane on March 23.

Along the way, Mack, who was born to British parents but has grown up in Belgium, encountered sandstorms in Sudan and spent the night on an uninhabited Pacific island.

Rutherford's journey took longer than planned due to permit delays that forced him to alter his route twice and fly over Africa, the Middle East, South Asia, North America and back to Europe.

Rutherford became the youngest person to fly around the world solo, taking the title from Travis Ludlow, who was 18 when he completed his journey last year.

He is now also the youngest person to fly around the world in a microlight aircraft, the title held previously by sister Zara, who completed her own trip around the globe in January this year.

PUBLISHED: 25/08/2022; STORY: Graphic News; PICTURES: Getty Images