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16th Jun, 2021

The 18-year-old Buckinghamshire pilot swung at the world record and took to the skies

Worcester Editorial 5th Jun, 2021

THE brave young man wants not only to break the previous record but also to change people’s perception of the younger generation.

18-year-old Travis Ludlow from Ibston, Buckinghamshire (England) decided to single-handedly make a round-the-world trip on a single-engine plane and become the youngest traveller to make such a journey, writes the Air Force.

The guy wants to fly over 40 thousand km across Europe, Russia and the United States, returning through Canada, Greenland and Iceland in 40-45 days. There are 60 stops on the route in nine countries. And if you are going to check betting options on this event consider using bonuses from https://bookmaker-ratings.com/bonuses/.

Ludlow started at Wycombe Air Park on May 29 and has already flown to Russia. He opened a page on Twitter so that as much as possible could follow his flight. He publishes the latest news from around the world trip.

According to Travis’s father, Nick Ludlow, the son got the idea to fly around the world at the age of 10. He sat at the wheel of the plane at the age of 12 and two years later became the youngest glider pilot in the UK.

The man added that his son has made a Covid-19 shot and will avoid hotspots like South America.

Travis was going to start last year, but because of the Covid, he suspended the trip. His first stop was in Holland, and now, judging by his diary, the guy has already flown through Omsk and is heading to Kemerovo.

The young pilot said that he is not nervous before the flight, he’s more worried.

“As long as I’m sticking to what I’ve trained for so many hours for. I feel like everything will go according to plan”, he says.

Travis admitted that setting a record is not the only goal:

“There are many negative associations with the younger generation, and I feel it can inspire people and show all generations that everyone can follow their dreams”.

The current record flight was made by an American from Louisiana by the name of Mason Andrews. At the time he completed his trip the pilot was at the age of 18 years and 163 days.

The press service of the Guinness Book of Records said that after completing any such attempt, it may take several weeks to establish a record. To beat the previous achievement, Travis must provide a precise flight log including features of take-off and arrival events, as well as photo and video proof and witness reports.

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