Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) sophomore Matt Guthmiller, 19 years old, decided to do something extraordinary during the summer after his freshman year. The Aberdeen, South Dakota, teen became the youngest person ever to fly solo around the world when he landed at San Diego-Gillespie Field on July 14th, 2014. The biggest challenge he faced was finding a firm that would lease a teenage, 160-hr. pilot an airplane for the 45-day globe-circling mission. After being turned down by a ...


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