16-year-old Sets World Record

By Staff Writer | May 29, 2009

In order to prove that being a kid doesn't mean you can't fly solo, Errick Smith of Mississippi, soloed an R22, a Schweizer and a Cessna 172 all in one day. Errick is the youngest person to fly solo on a helo and fixed wing on the same day, his sixteenth birthday. The young man began taking lessons when he was 14 and told local reporters that he wants to continue to fly so that he can "feed his addiction to flying." Smith has yet to receive his driver's license. For related news


Receive the latest rotorcraft news right to your inbox