COMPTON (CBSLA.com) — A 16-year-old Compton teen is preparing to try to break the Guinness World Record for being the youngest person to fly solo around the Earth.
Isaiah Cooper, 16, took off from Compton Tuesday for a flight with stops in Washington, Maine, and Florida, before returning to Southern California, according to Robin Petgrave, who founded Tomorrow’s Aeronautical Museum.READ MORE: Crews Work To Contain Antonio Fire Burning In Angeles National Forest
Isaiah learned how to fly at the museum, which offers after-school programs, gang and drug intervention and a safe haven to inner-city youth, according to Petgrave.READ MORE: OC School Board Votes To Sue Newsom Over Mask Rule For Students
“I don’t see the fear,” Isaiah said. “I try to take that option out of my head.”MORE NEWS: Culver City PD Seeks Public's Help Identifying Cyclist Who Violently Assault 17-Year-Old Girl
The teen’s goal is to be the youngest person to fly solo around the Earth at age 18. The current record is held by Matthew Guthmiller, who in 2014 circumnavigated the globe by aircraft at 19 years old.