17-year-old teen pilot making historical past flying world wide on his personal


Mack Rutherford is proving to everybody that the sky will not be the restrict. The 17-year-old pilot from Belgium has already flown throughout Jap Europe and landed Monday into Southern California. Rutherford made a pit cease at John Wayne Airport in Santa Ana on Monday for gasoline and lunch. 


{The teenager}, whose complete household are aviators, is on observe to grow to be one of many first minors to fly world wide on his personal. The teenager from Belgium started his quest on the finish of March in Bulgaria. Rutherford informed CBSLA Reporter Michele Gile he hopes to finish his circle across the globe and grow to be the youngest solo pilot to ever obtain such an enormous endeavor. “I used to be in Japan and it is an enormous leg towards the U.S. so I had so as to add further gasoline tanks only for that one cease and I did a ten hour flight over to Attu Island which is totally uninhabited,” Weatherford mentioned. “Not a single particular person and I landed there safely and the whole lot was superb.”

Rutherford bought his pilot license at 15-years-old. He’s flying a European extremely gentle airplane. Up to now, some of the harrowing components of the journey was flying by way of a sandstorm over the Egyptian desert.After the Orange County pit cease, Rutherford took off for Cabo San Lucas. If all goes as deliberate, he’ll set the Guinness World Document in a number of weeks when he lands again in Bulgaria.”The purpose will not be topping it it is simply one thing I’ve actually needed to take action I do it. I will see what the subsequent problem brings me. It is likely to be more difficult, it is likely to be much less however so long as it is what I wish to do, I will be joyful,” Rutherford mentioned.Finally, Rutherford’s purpose is to encourage different youngsters and youth that something is achievable with a bit dedication, curiosity and dedication. 

You’ll be able to study extra about Mack’s story by going to his private web site, macksolo.com.

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