With her parents looking on, 19-year-old Zara Rutherford took off from an airstrip in Kortrijk, western Belgium in gusty, overcast conditions. Rutherford is aiming to break the record set by American aviator Shaesta Waiz, who was 30 when she set the world benchmark in 2017.
By narrowing the gap from 12 years to just one, she hopes to show other young women and girls that the sky’s the limit when it comes to making their own mark on the history of aviation. Rutherford aims to fly her fast and light Shark sport aircraft over five continents and 52 countries in an aerial trek that’s likely to take 2-3 months.
Continue reading your story on the app
Continue reading your story in the magazine
19-year-old Woman Sets Record For Solo Global Flight
Home! And no longer alone.
RED CROSS: HACK EXPOSES DATA ON 515,000 VULNERABLE PEOPLE
The International Committee of the Red Cross, which is best known for helping war victims, says hackers broke into servers hosting its data and gained access to personal, confidential information on more than a half-million vulnerable people.
LAWSUIT: GOOGLE, FACEBOOK CEOS COLLUDED IN ONLINE AD SALES
Newly unredacted documents from a state-led antitrust lawsuit against Google accuse the search giant of colluding with rival Facebook to manipulate online advertising sales. The CEOs of both companies were aware of the deal and signed off on it, the lawsuit alleges.
NETFLIX UPPING US, CANADA PRICES WITH COMPETITION GROWING
Netflix is raising prices for its video streaming customers in the U.S. and Canada, less than a year and a half since its last price increase, as competition from other streaming services increases.
WHY AIRLINES FEAR 5G WILL UPEND TRAVEL THIS WEEK
AT&T will postpone new wireless service near some airports planned for this week after the nation’s largest airlines said the service would interfere with aircraft technology and cause massive flight disruptions.
MICROSOFT BUYS GAME MAKER ACTIVISION BLIZZARD FOR ABOUT $70B
Microsoft is paying nearly $70 billion for Activision Blizzard, the maker of Candy Crush and Call of Duty, to boost its competitiveness in mobile gaming and virtual-reality technology.
AMERICAN AIRLINES REPORTS $931 MILLION FOURTH-QUARTER LOSS
American Airlines lost $931 million in the fourth quarter and the omicron variant of COVID-19 is delaying its recovery from nearly two years of pandemic.
HOW TO CRUSH YOUR HOLIDAY DEBT
The holidays have left without a trace. Well, almost. Long after the decorations have come down, you still have debt hanging around.
FBI, US AGENCIES LOOK BEYOND INDICTMENTS IN CYBERCRIME FIGHT
The FBI and other federal agencies are increasingly looking to counter cyber threats through tools other than criminal indictments, the head of the bureau’s cyber division said in an interview.
AMAZON PLANS A CLOTHING STORE FOR A SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA MALL
Amazon says it plans to open a clothing store in a Southern California mall later this year, a first for the online behemoth and a fresh challenge for already struggling traditional retailers.
TV's White Guys Are in Crisis
They’re no longer the main characters, but they’re still around. So what happens to them?
A Rockhound’s Guide to Radioactivity
Zara sets round-the-world flight record
A 19-YEAR-OLD has become the youngest woman to fly solo around the world.
Teen girl set to land in Brussels after record-breaking solo flight around the world
As teenage pilot Zara Rutherford flew ever onward in a record-challenging global odyssey, she met little as strange or scary as when she tried to squeeze in between North Korean airspace and a massive cloud threatening to cut off passage for her ultralight plane.
Teen makes 1st Asia stop in bid for female solo flight record
Teen pilot Zara Rutherford landed in South Korean capital Seoul yesterday from Russia, in her first Asia stop in an attempt to become the youngest woman to fly around the world solo.
THE POSITIVE PROFESSOR PROFESSOR
SOCIAL media’s voice of calm Karol Sikora has been signed up by the Daily Express. Readers can now enjoy his soothing advice in these troubled times that have won him hundreds of thousands of followers on Twitter. If you need reassuring everything’s going to be all right read Professor Positivity.
Busworld Europe 2019 Making A ‘Clean' Slate
The world’s largest specialist exhibition on buses, the prophecy of Busworld Europe extends far beyond prognosticating the future technological and market trends of the global bus industry, but also influencing them towards a better future. Dhiyanesh Ravichandran reports that the latest edition of the expo saw scores of bus makers and suppliers worldwide presenting their products and ideas, with clear foci on clean energy and sophisticated tech-features that mark a refreshingly ‘new’ and ‘clean’ start for the industry towards a new era.
Pioneering Cancer Treatment Comes To Berkshire
Sarah Rodi spoke to the experts who are transforming the landscape for advanced cancer care in the UK