MackSolo Team Update ✈️ 🌍
Throwback to Mack's #epic #aroundtheworld #soloflight👨✈️.
Fun Facts and Figures:
Guinness world records broken: the youngest person to fly solo around the world, the youngest person to fly solo around the world in a microlight aircraft 💪
Age at time of record: 17 years, 2 months and 2 days/previous record holder, Travis Ludlow: 18 years and 5 months (150 days) -> Mack broke the record by approx 1 year and 3 months
Total distance: 29 225nm (54 124km)
Total time in the air: 221 hours
Total time of circumnavigation: 142 days - 5 months and 1 day / Zara his sister did it in 5 months and 2 days
Longest flight: 10 hours Japan-USA (to Attu, an uninhabited Alaskan island 🙈 😅)
Longest flight over water: 10 hours Japan-USA
Highest altitude: 12500ft Sierra Madre range, Mexico
Continents visited: 4
Countries visited: 30
Highest temperature: +48 (Dubai) 🌞😅
Lowest temperature: -12C (Greenland) 🥶
Guinness World Records requirements: Mack had to include one pair of antipodals (points diametrically perfectly opposite to each other on the globe). On 27 May he crossed the first antipodal: a point near Rodrigues Island (Madagascar ) in the Indian Ocean. On 9 August he visited the second antipodal: Isla Socorro (Mexico).
Safety: Safety: Mack received advice from experienced pilots at all times as well as assistance from his ground team based in several locations across the globe: https://macksolo.com/meet-the-team/
. He was in contact with the flight operations team through the Iridium Communications satellite system and via YB Tracking. He had a personal locator beacon (PLB) with satellite connection, a survival suit and a life-raft in case of landing in water. His aircraft also had an emergency parachute.
Sponsor: ICDSoft, a Bulgarian website hosting company who was also the main sponsor for Zara's, his sister's, world record attempt (Flyzolo ) 🙏
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