Inspiring teen pilot farewelled
Sunshine Coast Mayor Mark Jamieson yesterday joined family, friends and supporters of teen pilot Lachlan Smart at Sunshine Coast Airport to farewell him ahead of his incredible Wings Around the World journey.
Lachlan, a Sunshine Coast local, is aiming to become the youngest person to fly solo around the world in a single engine aircraft. The journey will cover almost 24,000 nautical miles and cross 20 countries on five continents, all before he turns 19.
Mayor Mark Jamieson said council was proud to support young innovators like Lachlan.
“Lachlan is an outstanding example of the innovative and adventurous youth we have in our region today,” Mayor Jamieson said.
“He is undertaking this mission to spread a message of achieving high goals through adversity and show that there are no limiting factors to what a person can achieve.