Teen Sets Record for Youngest Pilot to Fly Solo Around the World

  • Jul 16, 2014 2:19pm GMT

Matt Guthmiller, a 19-year-old MIT student, has set a new world record as the youngest pilot to fly solo around the world.

Matt landed Monday night at the El Cajon Airport in San Diego, California, completing his 29,000+ mile journey in a 1981 Beechcraft A36 Bonanza.

Matt eclipses the record set by 21-year-old Californian Jack Wiegand.