Brit traveler Graham Hughes was recently awarded a Guinness World Record for taking a selfie in every country without ever setting foot aboard a plane.
19-year-old, South Dakota-native Matt Guthmiller is hoping to snag his Guinness World Record by doing pretty much the exact opposite – circling the entire globe in a plane. By himself. And If he successfully completes the 28,000mi solo flight (with or without selfies), Guthmiller would become the youngest person ever to do so.
A licensed pilot (who began flying at age 16) and electrical engineering/computer science major at MIT (Course 6, representin'!), Guthmiller left his hometown of Aberdeen in late May at the helm of his 1981 Beechcraft A36 Bonanza, a six-seater, single-engine prop plane that can cruise at a steady 185mph. He's currently in New York City, having clocked 14.5 hours of his estimated 144.5-hour journey.