World Record Attempt. Youngest Solo Circumnavigation in a Light Aircraft.
Aaron Robinson(16) has set himself a truly astounding challenge, to become the youngest person to fly solo around the world in a light aircraft. But more than that, in a light aircraft that he and his friends have spent two and a half years building.
Aaron wants to be a professional pilot, and so when The Spirit Of Goole started the Youth Build A Plane project he jumped at the chance. He started working with his pals at just 13 years old to learn all the skills needed to construct an aircraft, A British designed and manufactured kit Bi-plane called The Sherwood Ranger XP. Aaron and his friends have worked tirelessly assembling over 33,000 parts, and two and a half years later they are getting ready to test fly it.
The whole team are backing Aaron in his attempt and The BBC have started to film him as he finishes the plane, learns to fly it and then follow him on his epic flight covering over 30 countries and 35,000 miles.
In July 2017, Aaron will set off from the UK on his amazing journey, he is supported by ex-RAF pilots and engineers as well as the Spirit Of Goole youngsters, who will service the aircraft on its way around the world.
Jack Milnes, chairman of The Spirit Of Goole said “Aaron has a maturity beyond his years, he has shown a dedication and enthusiasm to the project far higher than we expected. Having worked with him over the years I have no doubt he will be successful, The Spirit Of Goole will support him all the way”
You can support Aaron on his crowdfunding site @ http://www.crowdfunder.co.uk/youngest-solo-circumnavigation-in-light-aircraft