LAHORE (Web Desk) – An Australian teenager has become the youngest to complete a solo trip around the world in a single-engine plane.
Lachlan Smart, from Queensland completed the last leg of his journey by taxiing through an arch of water from local fire trucks. He made history through his Cirrus SR22 craft.
At 18 years, 7 months and 21 days, Smar is a year younger than the previous record holder, American Matt Guthmiller. Lachlen covered 45,000-kilometres in a span of 54 days. He stopped in 24 locations and 15 countries on his way make it to Guinness World Record.
The ecstatic adventurist expressed the challenges he had to brave during the journey.
‘There were no major failures of equipment but I did have trouble with air traffic control coming out of Indonesia,’ he said.
‘They would have run me into a mountain if I had gone with their instructions’ he added.
He said poor radio reception and a ‘blase’ attitude was also an issue passing through the South East Asian country.
The Nambour resident hopes his achievement inspires other teenagers to think big and shoot for impossible dreams and he has even started a business, Young Achievers International, to help people to reach their goals.
‘The whole reason I did this trip was to hopefully motivate other people to achieve great things as well,’ Lachlan said.