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19-year-old takes solo flight around world

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Matt Guthmiller hopes to become the youngest pilot to circumnavigate the globe on a solo flight. (Source: KDLT/NBC) Matt Guthmiller hopes to become the youngest pilot to circumnavigate the globe on a solo flight. (Source: KDLT/NBC)

ABERDEEN, SD (KDLT/NBC) - Not many people can say they own a world record. Not many people can say they've flown around the world solo in a single engine plane.

Matt Guthmiller, 19, from Aberdeen, SD is looking to kill two birds with one stone.

He has embarked on an amazing adventure and when he touches back down in Aberdeen in another month or so, he'll land his way into the record books.

"I read about another guy that was doing it and I just figured I could do it too," Guthmiller said.

That 'it,' flying around the world, by himself, at the young age of 19.

"You don't have to be old to go out and accomplish some big thing like, going out and flying around the world," Guthmiller said.

If successful, Guthmiller will be the youngest to ever complete such a feat.

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