Travis Ludlow completes round-the-world record bid

+VIDEO Travis Ludlow has done it! He’s now the youngest pilot to have flown around the world solo.

Travis arrived back at the official starting point of Teuge Airport in the Netherlands on Monday at the age of 18 years 149 days. That just beats the previous record – by 14 days – set by American Mason Andrews in 2018.

Travis’ final route, starting from the Netherlands and heading east

Travis set off on 29 May from Teuge, where one of his main sponsors, Hangar One is based. They supplied and prepared his Cessna 172R diesel.

When passing through Paris, Travis took the time to talk to Emmanuel Davidson, editor of Aviation et Pilote:

I’m home and had the most amazing welcome from friends, family and well wishers. I will thank you all properly and will post more tomorrow. First I want to spend a bit of time with my family. Be back soon. Thank you all for your amazing support ????????

— aroundtheworldsolo (@aroundt60695534) July 12, 2021

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