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Teen becomes youngest woman to fly solo around the world

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Teenager Zara Rutherford has become the youngest woman ever to fly solo around the world. The 19-year-old pilot took five months to complete the world record flight, covering 52 countries along the 32,000 mile (51,000 km) journey. She said she was in tears during the final leg to Belgium, and was looking forward to seeing her cats. Ms Rutherford hopes to become an astronaut and to inspire more young women to become pilots. (www.bbc.com) 更多...

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Cleffer
Cleffer 6
I was able to track her progress for the entire journey. It was all done under VFR. Incredible. Was happy to see her land home yesterday with two World Records.
andyc852
Andy Cruickshank 4
I started tracking progress from when she was in Iceland. Fantastic achievement and will look good on her resume /CV
Cleffer
Cleffer 3
Total distance: 52,080.3 km (28,121 nautical miles)
Total time in the air: 260 hours
Takeoffs and landings: 71 (69 stops, including 10 diversions to an airfield other than planned; 2 returns to the same airfield)
Longest flight: 2000 km (1080 nautical miles)
Longest flight over water: 1861 km (1005 nautical miles)
Highest altitude: 4200 meters (13,800 ft), over Greenland
Continents visited: 5
Countries visited: 41
Highest temperature in flight: +36°C (Colombia)
Lowest temperature in flight: -25°C (Ayan, Siberia, Russia), dropping to -35°C at night
tzoia1
Franco Prizzi 5
Well done Zara. For me it was like not just to accomplish records, but a dream come through.
hangar14
Rick D 4
A simple reply to those who want to diminish Zara's accomplishment. Just ask them how long it took them to fly around the world. When I was 19, a long cross country was from YXX to YYJ, and I was lost half the time. Way to go, Zara. You deserve to be proud.
jtwb768b
Jay Santana 4
Dreams really do come true , she is proof of this!!
lynx318
lynx318 3
What an effort. Wish I could do something like this. Alas too late in life now.

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serdyfsx12
JOE SERDYNSKI 5
What was that diatribe all about ? ? ?
andyc852
Andy Cruickshank 5
Just down vote him. Disgraceful that he posts this when a young person achieves such a record. Tenacity, patience and training are at the core of her success. Well done Zara.
sensfan2513
sensfan2513 2
Typical angry anti-"woke" screed from that jerk. You can safely bet that if he's talking, it'll sound like that.
lynx318
lynx318 2
When will admins remove this troll.?

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