Twenty year old Californian Jack Wiegand’s quest to become the youngest person to fly around the world solo recently hit a problem: He forgot his passport. Even worst, Jack only noticed not having his passport when he arrived at his first international destination, the remote town of Iqaluit, Canada, located northeast of Hudson Bay.
Luckily, Jack remembered making photo copies of his passport and visa documents the night before his hometown of Fresno, California, and he told his mom to check the copy machine. Luckily for him, it was still face down against the glass.
According to Jack’s blog, his flying adventures began on his 13th birthday when he piloted his first introductory glider and then on his 14th birthday, he became the youngest pilot in the Central California Soaring Club to solo a glider. At aged 16, Jack soloed his first single-engine power plane and now he intends to break the Guinness World Records™ title by becoming the youngest person to fly solo around the world with the trip being paid for by donations which will also benefit two non-profit organizations, Big Brothers Big Sisters and International Agri-center Ag Warriors.
Jack is actually scheduled to arrive in London today and then its on to Rome on Monday with his final arrival back in Fresno scheduled for June 8th.