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Young pilot begins world record journey

20-year-old Bullard High grad, Jack Wiegand, flew out of Fresno Thursday morning in his attempt to be the youngest solo pilot to fly around the world.
A young Valley pilot is hoping to set a world record. 

20-year-old Bullard High School graduate, Jack Wiegand of Fresno, is trying to become youngest person to fly solo around the world.

Jack left Fresno Thursday morning and will cross three oceans and 14 different countries. 

Jack sat down with CBS47 on Wednesday before starting his journey. "For a trip like this, there's so much preparation that goes into it. You know, it's getting handlers set up in every country, it's getting landing permits for different countries, it's getting flyover permits for different countries..."

You can see the route Jack is taking and follow him on his journey by clicking the related link.

The current record holder is a 22-year-old from Switzerland. 
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