On June 6, pilot Faisal Sultan will set off on an attempt to set a new world record circumnavigating the globe in a single engine aircraft within 26 days to raise awareness of international wildlife conservation and anti-poaching efforts.
Faisal’s Flight for Wildlife aims to heighten international awareness of the threat of poachers, and the need for governments and individuals to take this threat seriously.
Faisal will depart Kenya’s Nairobi Jkia international Airport and fly eastbound, covering over 41,400 kilometers.
He will make 41 stops for refueling on his journey and hopes to return to Nairobi within 26 days.
The world record attempt in Class C-1B has been registered with the Fédération Aéronautique Internationale (FAI) – the international governing body of air sports.
“I’m delighted to be able to use my skills to highlight the importance of the work of conservation groups,” he said. “I’ve always sought challenges and try to push myself to the limit. The Flight for Wildlife is the culmination of my love for animals and my ambitions as a pilot.”
UAS International Trip Support, a global trip support solutions provider, is partnering with Faisal for the Flight for Wildlife by providing him with mission control and flight support requirements throughout his journey.
Based in Kenya, Sultan is a Pakistani native who holds an FAA Private Pilot certificate and has logged more than 400 hours.