Zara Rutherford – Fly Me To The Sky

Partly sponsored by TEVIOS, FlyZolo pilot Zara Rutherford, just 19 years old, started her solo flight on the 18th of August.

During her 5-month journey, she flew over no less than 57 countries and 5 different continents. From Belgium to Russia, via South America and the United States, Zara broke 3 records:

  • She broke American pilot Shaesta Waiz’ record – who flew around the world at the age of thirty (the youngest at the time)
  • She was the first woman to fly around the world in a microlight
  • On a smaller scale, she was also the first Belgian to do so

Thanks to this experience, the young Belgian-British woman not only realised her dream but also succeeded in conveying a strong and inspiring message:

“My aim is to encourage girls and young women to follow their dreams and to promote aviation and STEM (science, technology, engineering, mathematics) related careers for them. Only 5% of professional pilots and 15% of computer scientists are women. In both fields – aviation and STEM – the gender gap is huge. It is in fact a dream gap, because our dreams are shaped from early childhood by the fairy tales and role models we are exposed to. (…). With my flight, I want to show young women that they can be bold, ambitious and achieve their dreams.”

On the 20th of January 2022, she landed at her point of departure and successfully completed her experiment and around-the-world journey.

Following this flight, Zara proved that any dream is possible if you believe in yourself!

The entire TEVIOS team is delighted to have been a part of the adventure.

Congratulations on your achievement, Zara!

TEVIOS sponsors FlyZolo – Youngest Woman to Fly Solo Around the World!

TEVIOS finds inspiration in Zara Rutherford, a Belgian pilot who hopes to become the youngest woman to fly solo around the world! This brilliant pilot wishes to inspire girls & young women to follow their dreams while reducing the gender gap in aviation and STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics).

Having left Belgium on August 18th, Zara is now well on her way to traversing the 27,685 nautical mile route. Along this route, she’ll cross 57 countries spanning 5 continents!

Zara just crossed the Bering Strait and is now traveling across Asia. She’s half-way through her Guinness World Record attempt!


TEVIOS is thrilled to join a group of forward-thinking sponsors, partnering with Zara throughout her adventure.

Live track Zara on her website, And take a look at her trilingual introductory video below:

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*Featured image and mosaic thanks to @fly_zolo on Twitter, LinkedIn & Facebook.