A remarkable journey for a noble cause.
On July 14, 2014, then-19-year-old MIT student Matt Guthmiller became a Guinness World Record™ holder as the youngest person to fly solo around the world!
On July 14, 2014, Matt Guthmiller became the Guinness World Record™ holder for the youngest person to fly solo around the world. Matt covered more than 30,000 miles while making 23 stops in 15 different countries across five continents during his month-and-a-half-long journey, speaking with media across the globe along the way. He is available for interviews and speaking engagements, as he continues to inspire his generation on to feats of similar magnitude.
Matt set a Guinness World Record™ and is working to promote computer science education worldwide through raising funds for Code.org, which brings coding and critical problem solving skills to underserved classrooms. Through a professionally crafted, widespread traditional and social media campaign, he has already reached a total circulation of half a billion with over 1.5 billion impressions. You have the chance to make your brand part of a story that is sure to inspire millions, many of them in the highly sought-after Millennials generation.
“I want to inspire other people to do great things, and I believe computer science is the most powerful tool for enabling people’s dreams,” says Matt. “Code.org is helping to ensure that opportunity is available to everyone. The round-the-world goal of this flight is a great fit with education, as no matter where you are in the world, education opens doors and helps transform dreams into reality. Often the greatest challenge is simply believing a dream is possible in the first place.”