Trystyn Clark is the sole pilot of the 2019 Cirrus World Tour his goal is to break the current world record of flying around the world solo at age 18.
Unfortunately, this record flight is extremely expensive. The United States is one of the very few countries left where an individual of ordinary means can still enjoy personal flying. Most of the world assumes that aircraft belong to the rich and are therefore subject to exorbitant taxes and fees. Fees alone are expected to run approximately $1,000-$5,000 per stop and there are some 12 stops outside the United States. Fuel is equally scarce as aviation gasoline (avgas) has almost disappeared in favor of jet fuel. In many places along the route, fuel will have to be delivered in large barrels at a cost of over $1,000 per barrel. All in all, fees and fuel are expected to cost over $75,000, how much over, we won't know until the trip is complete
In addition to the cost of the trip itself, the aircraft requires special preparation for the trip, specifically it is to be modified to carry almost triple its normal fuel load in order to be able to fly the longest leg of 2,200 miles (8,368km). Special communications radios for satellite and high-frequency (shortwave) are also being added.
So, in the end, the cost of this trip is going to come in at well over $90,000. Add in food, lodging, and survival equipment for the pilot and you can see why we hope to raise $100,000!
So come along and join this amazing adventure!
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