Zara Rutherford, a 19-year-old pilot, took out on Wednesday for a three-month journey to turn into the world’s youngest girl to fly solo across the globe, Reuters has reported. Rutherford desires of changing into an astronaut.
Rutherford took off in her Shark ultralight, the world’s quickest microlight plane, from Kortrijk-Wevelgem Airport in western Belgium.
“Rising up, I beloved aviation and STEM – science, know-how, engineering and arithmetic, however I didn’t see many different girls or ladies doing that. I simply all the time thought that was fairly unhappy or discouraging,” Rutherford advised Reuters. “I’m hoping that I can encourage ladies to enter this subject.”
“I like journey, and I feel house might be the most important journey on the market,” she added.
Rutherford will take the title from Shaesta Wais, who grew to become the youngest girl to fly solo around the world at 30.