20 January 2022
Zara Rutherford, 19, has successfully completed her solo round-the-world flight in a Shark microlight aircraft.
She landed at Kortrijk-Wevelgem Airport in Belgium, which she left to start the journey on 18 August last year. Zara expected to finish the flight before Christmas but was delayed repeatedly by weather – the flight was entirely VFR.
As well as being the youngest woman to fly solo around the world, Zara is also the first woman to circumnavigate in a microlight.
Guinness Book of Records has indicated that it will confirm the records.
British-Belgian teenager Zara Rutherford, 19, becomes the youngest woman to fly solo round the world. She is the first person to do it in a microlight plane after a five-month, five-continent odyssey in her Shark ultralight https://t.co/UeNHYSZQZl pic.twitter.com/HzVBSANSMc
— Reuters (@Reuters) January 20, 2022
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