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Teenage flight of fancy from Cape Town to Cairo

Teenage flight of fancy from Cape Town to Cairo
 
Group photo of the teens involved in building and flying their own plane. Megan Werner

A group of 20 teenagers are set to make aviation history when they fly a light aircraft from Cape Town, South Africa to Cairo in Egypt on 15 June.

Together they will fly the length of the continent, covering over 10,000 kilometres in a plane they assembled themselves.

Seventeen-year-old Megan Werner was behind the initiative, and founded U-Dream Global, an aviation outreach initiative that fosters “visionary thinking” to inspire young people to pursue their dreams.

Speaking from Johannesburg, Megan explains more about this project to RFI.


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