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Friday, 4 July 2014

Pilot aims to be youngest to fly around the world

Matt Guthmiller is attempting to be the youngest pilot to fly around the world. He has been working toward this record since he was a child and did his first flight at the age of 16 at home in Aberdeen, South Dakota. 

While presently a student at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) Matt is a self-taught software engineer who first began writing code at around 12 years old. Not long after that started one of the very first iPhone unlocking businesses in 2007. By second level school he had moved on to producing algorithms that could predict crude oil prices and using supercomputers to analyse stock trades.

Matt's flight is supporting Code.org, non-profit organisation dedicated to expanding participation in computer science education by making it available in more schools, and increasing participation by women and underrepresented students of colour.


Some some media coverage achieved below:

Boston Globe http://www.boston.com/news/local/massachusetts/2014/06/28/mit-freshman-quest-circumnavigate-the-globe-gets-delayed/c5O6x3NSnlrbwTYEDAYONJ/story.html

Le Figaro http://etudiant.lefigaro.fr/les-news/actu/detail/article/record-du-monde-en-vue-pour-un-etudiant-aviateur-de-19-ans-6120/

Times of India http://photogallery.indiatimes.com/news/photodhamal/19-yr-old-matt-takes-off-for-a-world-trip/articleshow/37315880.cms


MailOnline / Daily Mail (UK) http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2680869/Student-embarks-29-000-mile-journey-attempt-youngest-person-fly-solo.html

La Razon http://www.la-razon.com/sociedad/asi_va_la_vida/Joven-dara-vuelta-mundo-solitario_0_2078792135.html

NDTV (India) http://m.ndtv.com/article/world/us-teen-pilot-an-mit-student-reaches-india-flying-solo-548690

Washington Post http://www.washingtonpost.com/world/photos-of-the-day/2014/06/27/8a4978bc-fdf0-11e3-932c-0a55b81f48ce_gallery.html#item0

Brisbane Times (Australia) http://www.brisbanetimes.com.au/queensland/teen-circumnavigator-closes-in-on-world-record-20140705-zsxg5.html


Straits Times (Singapore) http://www.straitstimes.com/news/asia/south-east-asia/story/us-teenager-hopes-become-youngest-person-fly-solo-round-the-globe-20

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