Travis Ludlow

Travis Ludlow: The Youngest Pilot to Fly Solo Around the World

If you haven’t yet heard the name or haven’t seen anything in publication, you likely will soon. Eighteen-year-old Travis Ludlow is attempting to become the youngest pilot ever to circumnavigate the globe solo. The journey in his Cessna 172R started in White Waltham, UK, on May 29, and at the time of this writing, Travis finds himself in the western US.

You can follow his progress in real time on his website or here.

We were delighted to play a small but important role in the journey by helping Travis and his team secure the necessary coverage for the vast majority of his journey. As you might imagine, a young aviator, by himself, attempting to fly around the world is no small task. It took a village, but the spirit of the trip and mutual passion for aviation eventually led everyone to make it happen.

It’s always fun to see new aviators with big goals. And it’s even more fun when you can help them achieve those goals. We hope that those of you reading this will check in on and follow Travis to the conclusion of his trip. Click here for more info.