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Youngest pilot on a single-engine aircraft

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Australian pilot Ryan Campbell (19, in picture) became, on Saturday, the youngest person to fly a single-engine aircraft solo around the globe. Mr. Campbell, who began his journey on June 30 from Wollongong, in southern New South Wales, spent 200 hours flying through 14 different countries. He returned to Wollongong on Saturday, his flight having clocked up more than 44,448 km in just 70 days, ‘ABC News’ reported.

Mr. Campbell broke the world record set by American Jack Wiegand (21) earlier this year. Ryan completed his first solo flight at the age of 15, and by 18 he had obtained his commercial pilot’s licence, according to ‘Australian Geographic’. — PTI


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