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Campbell completes round the world solo, sets record

written by australianaviation.com.au | September 9, 2013
Campbell (left) gives a talk at Oshkosh, where he visited during the round-the-world flight.

Nineteen-year-old Ryan Campbell has set a new record as the youngest person to fly solo around the world.

Landing on September 7 back in Wollongong, from where he had taken off 70 days before, Campbell flew the specially-modified Cirrus SR22 24,000nm via 34 enroute destinations in 15 countries, clocking up 200 flying hours.

“I’d come out of cloud and out of ice, stressed and worried, and immediately looked ahead and I just saw the tip of Greenland,” Campbell was reported as saying. “You know, I’d been over water for hours and here’s these massive brown, rugged mountains covered in snow and ice and glaciers.”

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Campbell broke a record set earlier this year by a 21-year-old US pilot.

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Campbell completes round the world solo, sets record

written by australianaviation.com.au | September 9, 2013
Campbell (left) gives a talk at Oshkosh, where he visited during the round-the-world flight.

Nineteen-year-old Ryan Campbell has set a new record as the youngest person to fly solo around the world.

Landing on September 7 back in Wollongong, from where he had taken off 70 days before, Campbell flew the specially-modified Cirrus SR22 24,000nm via 34 enroute destinations in 15 countries, clocking up 200 flying hours.

“I’d come out of cloud and out of ice, stressed and worried, and immediately looked ahead and I just saw the tip of Greenland,” Campbell was reported as saying. “You know, I’d been over water for hours and here’s these massive brown, rugged mountains covered in snow and ice and glaciers.”

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Campbell broke a record set earlier this year by a 21-year-old US pilot.

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Campbell completes round the world solo, sets record Comment

  • JACK CAIRNS

    says:

    HI FOLKS – YOU BADLY NEED A PROOF READER – THE NO OF ERRORS ARE INCREASING EACH ISSUE – CHECK THE ABOVE AS AN EXAMPLE – TA J.C.

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Campbell completes round the world solo, sets record

written by australianaviation.com.au | September 9, 2013
Campbell (left) gives a talk at Oshkosh, where he visited during the round-the-world flight.

Nineteen-year-old Ryan Campbell has set a new record as the youngest person to fly solo around the world.

Landing on September 7 back in Wollongong, from where he had taken off 70 days before, Campbell flew the specially-modified Cirrus SR22 24,000nm via 34 enroute destinations in 15 countries, clocking up 200 flying hours.

“I’d come out of cloud and out of ice, stressed and worried, and immediately looked ahead and I just saw the tip of Greenland,” Campbell was reported as saying. “You know, I’d been over water for hours and here’s these massive brown, rugged mountains covered in snow and ice and glaciers.”

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Campbell broke a record set earlier this year by a 21-year-old US pilot.

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Campbell completes round the world solo, sets record Comment

  • JACK CAIRNS

    says:

    HI FOLKS – YOU BADLY NEED A PROOF READER – THE NO OF ERRORS ARE INCREASING EACH ISSUE – CHECK THE ABOVE AS AN EXAMPLE – TA J.C.

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Campbell completes round the world solo, sets record

written by australianaviation.com.au | September 9, 2013
Campbell (left) gives a talk at Oshkosh, where he visited during the round-the-world flight.

Nineteen-year-old Ryan Campbell has set a new record as the youngest person to fly solo around the world.

Landing on September 7 back in Wollongong, from where he had taken off 70 days before, Campbell flew the specially-modified Cirrus SR22 24,000nm via 34 enroute destinations in 15 countries, clocking up 200 flying hours.

“I’d come out of cloud and out of ice, stressed and worried, and immediately looked ahead and I just saw the tip of Greenland,” Campbell was reported as saying. “You know, I’d been over water for hours and here’s these massive brown, rugged mountains covered in snow and ice and glaciers.”

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Campbell broke a record set earlier this year by a 21-year-old US pilot.

25% off starts now! Australian Aviation magazine Cyber Monday sale is now live. Have the very best of Australian Aviation’s annual print and digital subscription. This includes every In Focus and Behind the Lens digital magazine, special coverage, exclusive photos and editions you may have miss. Subscribe now at australianaviation.com.au.

Campbell completes round the world solo, sets record Comment

  • JACK CAIRNS

    says:

    HI FOLKS – YOU BADLY NEED A PROOF READER – THE NO OF ERRORS ARE INCREASING EACH ISSUE – CHECK THE ABOVE AS AN EXAMPLE – TA J.C.

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