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Teenage pilot begins solo round-world record bid

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"It's a dream I've had my entire life, to fly a plane around the world. It was just a crazy idea and I always thought it would impossible. But then I decided if I didn't tell anyone about it, then it's never going to happen.” - Zara Rutherford, pilot At just 19 years old, Zara Rutherford hopes to become the youngest woman ever to fly solo around the world. The British-Belgium pilot took off from Kortrijk-Wevelgem Airport in western Belgium on August 18th, aboard her… (www.yahoo.com) Mehr...

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mwf117
Best of luck to her
andyc852
Andy Cruickshank 2
The Wick to BIRK is a long leg. Next I suspect is Kulusuk (BGKK) on the east coast of Greenland. Gravel strip hidden behind a mountain!. Then BGSF (Used to be Sonderstrom Fjiord. 12,000 ft over the top but not a long leg. Then maybe Iqualauit (CYFB) I would anticipate. I rode along with a ferry pilot in a Grand Caravan (C208) at around 150 kts. A long but fascinating ride. Good luck and fortune to the brave young pilot.
TorstenHoff
Torsten Hoff 2
Her planned route is documented at https://flyzolo.com/route/
Damort
David Mortimer 1
She landed Iceland. Well done.
Cleffer
Cleffer 1
OMS443 if anyone is interested in tracking her.
Cleffer
Cleffer 1
Never mind. That's not her. Bad me.
grmaidens
George Maidens 2
Sean Smith. Yes it is! I watched a video of her take off in Belgium, and froze the videoto to read off the registration as OM-S443
Cleffer
Cleffer 1
Yes. I see that now. THANKS!
grmaidens
George Maidens 1
Airborne from Wick at 1345 local UK time (1245 GMT), and tracking on Flightradar24 heading to Iceland
grmaidens
George Maidens 1
Callsign is OV443
jts40361
jts40361 1
Was just reading this on another site. Would love to know the aircraft info so I could track it here in real time!
TorstenHoff
Torsten Hoff 2
Go to the "My Journey" page at https://flyzolo.com/about-me/
coinflyer
coinflyer 2
It's a Shark.Aero Ultralight.
Cleffer
Cleffer 1
What a sharp aircraft. Very nice.
Cleffer
Cleffer 2
Here's the actual tracking link from her site. Cute idea, but not exactly what people like us are looking for. LOL... https://staging.flyzolo.com/route/
andyc852
Andy Cruickshank 1
Thanks. Very useful. Looks like she will take the southern route in Greenland. Longer legs in uninhabited territory and I think requires HF radio from S Greenland to Goose Bay. We took the longer route to suit fuel capacity and not having HF radios
Cleffer
Cleffer 1
Just found her. She is OMS443
grmaidens
George Maidens 1
its40361. I don't know callsign, but aircraft registration is OM-S443.Type is a Shark Aero Shark
royhunte92
Roy Hunte 1
The callsign is OV443.

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