19-Year-Old Becomes The Youngest Person To Fly Solo Around The World

Flyin' planes and settin' records, all in the name of computer science

Matt Guthmiller in Cairo

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Matt Guthmiller is a young man who went on a sort of old-fashioned adventure. He circumnavigated the globe, becoming, upon his return, the youngest person to do so alone in an airplane. Congrats, Matt!

The journey took approximately 44.5 days. Guthmiller, who is 19, flew a 1981 Beechcraft A36 Bonanza. He stopped in 15 countries along the way. He's been using the trip to fundraise for Code.org, a nonprofit that offers free computer programming lesson plans for elementary and middle school teachers. (His website, Limitless Horizons is still open for donations.) Guthmiller himself studies programming at MIT.