Aberdeen teen makes history with a flight around the world - KOTA Territory News

Aberdeen teen makes history with a flight around the world

 An Aberdeen teen looks to make the Guiness Book of World Records by flying around the world.

Matt Guthmiller, 19, landed at Gillespie Field in El Cajon, Calif., last night making him the youngest pilot to ever circumnavigate the globe by himself. Guthmiller, a freshman at MIT, flew for a month and a half, covering 29,000 miles in his Beach Craft Bonanza single engine plane.

Many professional pilots agreed that the trip was a major risk, especially flying over the ocean for hours straight in a single engine plane. Guthmiller's 1981 plane was updated with all the latest technological equipment, but it didn't help him when is legs started to fall asleep.

Now, the teenager is planning on finishing his degree in mechanical engineering.

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