Mack Rutherford

Mack around the world

My name is Mack Rutherford and I am flying solo around the world. I took off in March 2022 aged 16 and want to attempt to break the current world record of youngest person to fly solo around the world aged 17. The current youngest person was 18 when they completed their circumnavigation.

About me

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52 Countries
5 Continents

I have been flying all my life and having been inspired by my sister Zara and my family, I will try to break the world record for youngest person to fly solo around the world.

I want to use the opportunity to meet young people on my route who do incredible
things, making a difference to their communities or even to the world. Often few people know about them. Together we can show that young people make a difference.

I am both Belgian and British but I have lived my entire life in Belgium. I have known for certain I wanted to fly since I was eleven, having flown hundreds of hours with my dad, who is a professional pilot. When I was fifteen and three months I received my microlight pilot’s license making me at the time the youngest pilot in the world.

Since then I have also flown two Trans-Atlantic crossings.

52 Countries
5 Continents

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I start in Sofia, Bulgaria (home of ICDSoft) and fly south across the Mediterranean and through the Sahara to the Congolese jungle. Turning east through Mozambique and Madagascar I reach the far eastern Mauritius island of Rodrigues. Once there I turn north to go through my first Antipodal point before continuing through the Seychelles and the Yemeni island of Socotra. Onwards through Oman, the UAE,  India, China, South Korea and Japan. At the Bering strait I enter Alaska and then down the west coast of the US, to Baja California and a small island in the Pacific, Isla Socorro, my second and last antipodal. My last legs take me through mainland Mexico and Texas, to New York and Canada. Greenland and Iceland to cross the Atlantic to Scotland before continuing through England to Belgium and returning to Sofia.

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My Guinness World Record Attempts

My Guinness World Record Attempts

With my journey , I am hoping to break the following Guinness World Records:

1. The youngest person to circumnavigate the world solo in an aircraft

2. The youngest person to circumnavigate the world solo in a microlight

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