Zara Rutherford, a 19-year-old pilot, started her journey to become the world’s youngest woman to travel around the world on January 17, 2022, in her single-seater Shark Sport in Kortrijk, Belgium. The aircraft will land. Solo, as Nation World News reports.
Earlier, Shaesta Vaz, an American aviator, had achieved the previous record at the age of 30. Rutherford comes from a family of pilots. The British-Belgian teenager received her pilot’s license in 2020. He is believed to have spent about 130 hours of solo flight in preparation for this attempt.
Zara recently completed her A-levels in mathematics, further mathematics, economics and physics, and plans to pursue a degree in computer science at the university. She hopes that her record-breaking effort will encourage more girls and women to pursue careers in STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) fields. Statistics show that only 5% of commercial pilots and 15% of computer scientists are women.
Rutherford has traveled to about 50 countries
Zara Rutherford leaves Belgium on August 18, 2021 for a journey of 32,000 miles to the west. She has since traveled to nearly 50 countries, including the United States, Greenland, Colombia and South Korea, and has flown across five continents, according to the Sun.
While flying over Siberia, the light disturbed her vision, leading her to question whether she was seeing mountains or clouds. Rutherford also said that China refused permission, citing COVID-19, which he claims was upset because she was on a plane at 6,000 feet.
Rutherford also talked about the changing colors of sand and rock in the deserts of Saudi Arabia, the barrenness of northern Alaska, the vast Spherical Apple Park in Cupertino, California, and Iceland’s uninhabited island seen as the world’s loneliest home. alioe.
According to Nation World News, she also said that when she actually took off over Alaska, Russia or Greenland, she felt there was no safety and no one to assist if something went wrong.
Rutherford wants to be an astronaut
According to Nation World News, Rutherford claims that his ambition, in addition to flying around the world, is to become an astronaut. He holds FAA and UK private pilot licenses, as well as microlight certifications from Slovakia and France. She joined Honorable Company of Air Pilots in 2019 and has been a member ever since.
(Inputs from Nation World News)
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