SA proud of teens set to fly across Africa in self-made aircraft

SA proud of teens set to fly across Africa in self-made aircraft

A group of South African teenagers will not only fly across Africa to show other teens that anything is possible, but they will do so in an aircraft they have built themselves. They'll start in Cape Town and cross the continent.

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A group of local teens have decided to go on a journey from Cape Town to Cairo, and back again. reported earlier that the group are following their dream and reaching for new heights - literally.

The youngster are set to fly across Africa in a plane they built themselves. On 12 June, the teen pilots will fly from Cape Town across Africa in an aircraft they assembled themselves in just three weeks.

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

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The excursion will take the teens across several African countries like Zimbabwe, Kenya, Namibia, Zambia and Egypt to name just a few.

South Africans are super proud of the teens for chasing their dreams, even if it seems a little crazy.

Facebook user Andile Thegoldlion Khumalo wished the group a safe journey:

We wish you safety on all of your journey

Another user, David Letswalo is happy that they are 'putting SA on the map'.

Go put SA on a map bafethu. We are proud of you!

More South Africans commented on the adventure, feeling proud of the go-getters:

Thomas Evans

Thank you putying south Africa high

Bulelani Ramathe

I will be watching every news channel.

Khotso Mandlebe Matlala

This is where government should be hands on with funds

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CFS, ExecuJet, Worldfuel and Mike Blyth, founder of The Airplane Factory, will offer the teens support for the logistical aspects of the flight.

The Airplane Factory built the original Sling plane series that inspired the teens' aircraft.

By using specially modified drones, the journey will be captured on camera as some of the teenagers will fly alongside adult supervisors who will be using a second Sling-4.

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