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OT: Tech student takes off trying to be the youngest to fly around the world
http://www.knoe.com/content/news/Louisia...44651.html

MONROE, La, (KNOE) - A Louisiana Tech student taking flight, trying to become the youngest person to fly solo around the world.

17-year old Mason Andrews has been preparing for months and now the day is finally here.

KNOE caught up with him before take off, and he tells us why this is a day he's been waiting his whole life for.

For Mason Andrews, the day has finally come.

"Just getting ready to depart on my circumnavigation of the world," said Mason.

For 40 days, the 17-year old will be flying across the globe, trying to break a Guinness World Record by being the youngest person to do so.

"My landing in Paris is something I'm really excited about,” Mason said. “When I land there, I'll be the youngest pilot to have flown from America to Europe."

His dad Jeb says the farthest mason has ever flown was to the grand canyon. So now, this 40-day trip will literally take him to new heights.

[Image: Mason+Andrews1.JPG]
07-23-2018 12:05 AM
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clt wishes him well
07-23-2018 06:07 AM
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RE: OT: Tech student takes off trying to be the youngest to fly around the world
(07-23-2018 12:05 AM)techdawg88 Wrote:  http://www.knoe.com/content/news/Louisia...44651.html

MONROE, La, (KNOE) - A Louisiana Tech student taking flight, trying to become the youngest person to fly solo around the world.

17-year old Mason Andrews has been preparing for months and now the day is finally here.

KNOE caught up with him before take off, and he tells us why this is a day he's been waiting his whole life for.

For Mason Andrews, the day has finally come.

"Just getting ready to depart on my circumnavigation of the world," said Mason.

For 40 days, the 17-year old will be flying across the globe, trying to break a Guinness World Record by being the youngest person to do so.

"My landing in Paris is something I'm really excited about,” Mason said. “When I land there, I'll be the youngest pilot to have flown from America to Europe."

His dad Jeb says the farthest mason has ever flown was to the grand canyon. So now, this 40-day trip will literally take him to new heights.

[Image: Mason+Andrews1.JPG]

Maybe he will find Amelia Earhart.
07-23-2018 12:52 PM
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RE: OT: Tech student takes off trying to be the youngest to fly around the world
(07-23-2018 12:52 PM)eager eagle Wrote:  
(07-23-2018 12:05 AM)techdawg88 Wrote:  http://www.knoe.com/content/news/Louisia...44651.html

MONROE, La, (KNOE) - A Louisiana Tech student taking flight, trying to become the youngest person to fly solo around the world.

17-year old Mason Andrews has been preparing for months and now the day is finally here.

KNOE caught up with him before take off, and he tells us why this is a day he's been waiting his whole life for.

For Mason Andrews, the day has finally come.

"Just getting ready to depart on my circumnavigation of the world," said Mason.

For 40 days, the 17-year old will be flying across the globe, trying to break a Guinness World Record by being the youngest person to do so.

"My landing in Paris is something I'm really excited about,” Mason said. “When I land there, I'll be the youngest pilot to have flown from America to Europe."

His dad Jeb says the farthest mason has ever flown was to the grand canyon. So now, this 40-day trip will literally take him to new heights.

[Image: Mason+Andrews1.JPG]

Maybe he will find Amelia Earhart.

Let's hope not
07-23-2018 01:39 PM
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RE: OT: Tech student takes off trying to be the youngest to fly around the world
Nice plane...Niner green
07-23-2018 03:50 PM
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RE: OT: Tech student takes off trying to be the youngest to fly around the world
The was a segment on One America News today. Lots of TECH blue shirts and State T's shown. Not the segment on OAN but a segment.

Flying around the world with Mason Andrews



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Go Mason go!
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Guess he couldnt use a University plane.
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God speed, young man.
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As a pilot this is very neat. Good luck to him
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Wow. And in a single engine plane? Sheesh. Godspeed, young man, and good luck.
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(07-25-2018 11:53 AM)THUNDERGround Wrote:  Wow. And in a single engine plane? Sheesh. Godspeed, young man, and good luck.

I was thinking the same thing but figured most on here wouldn’t know what I was talking about. Hopefully that plane is well maintained.
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(07-25-2018 01:31 PM)Jack Bauer Wrote:  
(07-25-2018 11:53 AM)THUNDERGround Wrote:  Wow. And in a single engine plane? Sheesh. Godspeed, young man, and good luck.

I was thinking the same thing but figured most on here wouldn’t know what I was talking about. Hopefully that plane is well maintained.

Yeah. Me too. I'm just wondering how the hell hes gonna get across the ocean. Unless I misread it, the 1975 Piper Lance/Saratoga has a range of 1000 miles at 75% power. Even island hopping, the distance is further than from even Nova Scotia to Greenland (1400 plus).

He landed at the Mid Carolina Regional Airport. Follow his plane N7278C at FlightAware.com.
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RE: OT: Tech student takes off trying to be the youngest to fly around the world
(07-25-2018 02:32 PM)THUNDERGround Wrote:  
(07-25-2018 01:31 PM)Jack Bauer Wrote:  
(07-25-2018 11:53 AM)THUNDERGround Wrote:  Wow. And in a single engine plane? Sheesh. Godspeed, young man, and good luck.

I was thinking the same thing but figured most on here wouldn’t know what I was talking about. Hopefully that plane is well maintained.

Yeah. Me too. I'm just wondering how the hell hes gonna get across the ocean. Unless I misread it, the 1975 Piper Lance/Saratoga has a range of 1000 miles at 75% power. Even island hopping, the distance is further than from even Nova Scotia to Greenland (1400 plus).

He landed at the Mid Carolina Regional Airport. Follow his plane N7278C at FlightAware.com.

He can fly from Newfoundland to Greenland (depending on what airport he takes off from, it might be right at 1,000 miles or a little above).
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clt doesn’t recommend the ETOPS option
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RE: OT: Tech student takes off trying to be the youngest to fly around the world
Today his planned flight is 1,580 nm over the Atlantic from St. Johns, Newfoundland to Santa Maria Island, the Azores. May your winds be tailwinds and your GPS unfailing.
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(07-28-2018 09:53 AM)ODU AGGIE Wrote:  Today his planned flight is 1,580 nm over the Atlantic from St. Johns, Newfoundland to Santa Maria Island, the Azores. May your winds be tailwinds and your GPS unfailing.

That is just dumb in a single piston engine. No matter the maintenance history. Just not the smartest thing ever
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(07-28-2018 10:08 AM)Jack Bauer Wrote:  
(07-28-2018 09:53 AM)ODU AGGIE Wrote:  Today his planned flight is 1,580 nm over the Atlantic from St. Johns, Newfoundland to Santa Maria Island, the Azores. May your winds be tailwinds and your GPS unfailing.

That is just dumb in a single piston engine. No matter the maintenance history. Just not the smartest thing ever

That and he's flying 1500+ miles over the ocean in a plane with a 1000 mi range. He HAS to have external wing tanks or something.
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(07-25-2018 01:31 PM)Jack Bauer Wrote:  
(07-25-2018 11:53 AM)THUNDERGround Wrote:  Wow. And in a single engine plane? Sheesh. Godspeed, young man, and good luck.

I was thinking the same thing but figured most on here wouldn’t know what I was talking about. Hopefully that plane is well maintained.

I was thinking that. Just like when I see a 27 ft deep v heading out to deep water with 1 engine. Best of luck! That's a hell of a goal.
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(07-28-2018 03:11 PM)bit_9 Wrote:  
(07-25-2018 01:31 PM)Jack Bauer Wrote:  
(07-25-2018 11:53 AM)THUNDERGround Wrote:  Wow. And in a single engine plane? Sheesh. Godspeed, young man, and good luck.

I was thinking the same thing but figured most on here wouldn’t know what I was talking about. Hopefully that plane is well maintained.

I was thinking that. Just like when I see a 27 ft deep v heading out to deep water with 1 engine. Best of luck! That's a hell of a goal.

Yeah.. bad idea there too
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