MIT freshman, Matt Guthmiller, plans to make a solo flight around the world later this month, which would make him the youngest person ever to do so! The idea behind the mission is to advocate for computer science education. Guthmiller will donate the money raised by the mission to Code.org. via boldride.
Matt Guthmiller, a 19-year-old freshman at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), is taking a 28,000-mile solo flight around the world later this month. If he’s successful in his solo effort, he’ll be the youngest person to ever circumnavigate the globe by himself. Guthmiller read an article last summer about a 21-year-old who set a record as the youngest solo pilot to ever fly around the worlde last spring. “‘Next summer I’ll be 19, and I can do that,’’’ he recalled. Guthmiller, majors in electrical engineering and computer science, is a self-taught software engineer.
He’ll be flying a 1981 Beechcraft A36 Bonanza, a 300hp, single-engine, low-wing aircraft with six seats. Four of those seats will be removed to add extra fuel tanks. He’s planning to fly as long as 14 hours at a time when traveling from Hawaii to San Diego, California.
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