Proudly SA: Teen pilots assemble plane to fly from Cape to Cairo

Proudly SA: Teen pilots assemble plane to fly from Cape to Cairo

A group of 20 teenagers are set to fly from Cape Town to Cairo and back in a plane they assembled themselves.

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A group of South African teenagers are following their dream and reaching for new heights - literally. The young South Africans are set to fly across Africa in a plane they built themselves.

On 12 June, a group of teen pilots will fly from Cape Town across Africa in an aircraft they assembled themselves in just three weeks, Briefly.co.za learned.

One of the pilots, 17-year-old Megan Werner, who hails from Krugersdorp, founded the U Dream Global Foundation.

“The Challenge has enabled us to take a lot of teenagers from different backgrounds to teach and equip them with life skills that they can take with them into the future,” Werner said, adding: “Throughout Africa, we are hoping to do similar impacting thousands of lives of the youth that are the future of the continent.”

The Sling-4 aircraft passed final inspection and obtained the necessary flight certifications. GoodThingsGuy reported they now hope to raise R350 000 for fuel, accommodation, crew support, commercial flights, branding and documentation of the trip, through a Back a Buddy campaign.

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Proudly SA: Teen pilots assemble plane to fly from Cape to Cairo

Teen pilots assemble plane to fly from Cape to Cairo. Photo credit: Megan Werner/Facebook.
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Source: Briefly.co.za

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