16-yrs-old pilot starts journey from Bulgaria to voyage world to set Guinness Record
16-yrs-old pilot starts journey from Bulgaria to voyage world to set Guinness Record

A 16-years-old schoolboy from British-Belgian alone flew a small plane from the European country of Bulgaria to Nairobi, Kenya, on Wednesday, May 18, 2022. The plane of boy – Mack Rutherford landed at the Wilson Airport.

Mack started his journey from the capital city of Bulgaria (Sofia) in the month of March to become the youngest individual to fly a plane around the globe by himself. The 16-years-old eyes on to set a Guinness World Record, which for the present time is named for Travis Ludlow.


Ludlow alone flew the aircraft and took a world round at the time when he was just 18 years old.

In conversation with the media at the Wilson Airport in Kenya, Mack asserted, “I am hoping, with this journey, to inspire young people to follow their dreams”.

On his journey to break the world record, Mack will be touring four more African and Indian Ocean countries, following which he will be heading towards the Middle East, Asia and North America and then will return back to Europe.

His first stop was Egypt, after which he proceeded to Lokichogio, Turkana County, then flew over the airspace of Sudan and reached Nairobi yesterday.

Kenya Civil Aviation Authority (KCAA) warmly welcomed Mack.

Meanwhile, the plane manufacturing firm, on the risky journey of Mack, asserted, “Mack is no doubt a skilled pilot. However, we do not feel comfortable pushing the age limit to the lowest possible point for journeys where a certain level of risk cannot be avoided”.

While speaking about his journey, he asserted, “It hasn’t let me down, I’ve absolutely loved the views both around the Sahara desert and in Kenya”.