Fourteen years old Mohammad Faizy from Toronto, Canada has become theÂ youngest person in the world to fly a single engine aircraft solo. FaizyÂ who was 14 years and 6 days old on the day of his flight, broke theÂ record earlier held by his own cousin Mansoor Anis, who had become theÂ youngest person to fly solo in August 2017.
Mohammad Faizy has a strong connection with Nagpur, as his mother wasÂ born here, and his grandparents still stay here Faizy flew a Cessna-152Â aircraft for 20 minutes without having an instructor or any otherÂ co-pilot with him. Faizy was able to achieve the feat only after 22 hours of training. HisÂ cousin Mansoor Anis, whose record he broke, had taken 25 hours ofÂ training before embarking on a solo flight. Faizyâ€™s mother Jumana saidÂ that Faizyâ€™s flying school had sent the information about his flight toÂ Guinness Book.
The 14-year-old has received the certificate of his solo flight fromÂ Brampton Flying Centre in Canada. The certificate read that Mohammad Faizyâ€™s 20 minutes solo flightÂ involved taxying the aircraft from parking bay to runway, a 15 minutesÂ flight after takeoff and landing the aircraft.