19-year-old flies 29,000 miles around globe

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19-year-old flies 29,000 miles around globe

Matt Guthmiller, who may be the youngest pilot to fly solo around the world, walks with his mother, Shirley, after arriving at Gillespie Field in El Cajon, Calif.
Matt Guthmiller, a 19-year-old Massachusetts Institute of Technology student from South Dakota, left May 31 from California to circumnavigate the globe in a leased 1981 prop-powered, single-engine Beechcraft Bonanza A36.
Matt Guthmiller circumnavigatd the globe in a leased 1981 prop-powered, single-engine Beechcraft Bonanza A36. “I’m proud of him, and I really wasn’t worried,” his father, Allen Guthmiller, said. “He had a good plane and a good plan.”

19-year-old flies 29,000 miles around globe

Matt Guthmiller, who may be the youngest pilot to fly solo around the world, walks with his mother, Shirley, after arriving at Gillespie Field in El Cajon, Calif.
Matt Guthmiller, a 19-year-old Massachusetts Institute of Technology student from South Dakota, left May 31 from California to circumnavigate the globe in a leased 1981 prop-powered, single-engine Beechcraft Bonanza A36.
Matt Guthmiller circumnavigatd the globe in a leased 1981 prop-powered, single-engine Beechcraft Bonanza A36. “I’m proud of him, and I really wasn’t worried,” his father, Allen Guthmiller, said. “He had a good plane and a good plan.”
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