Fakhr-e-Alam Attempts to Fly as the First to Tour the world on Air
On Wednesday, Pakistani pop-singer Fakhr-e-Alam said that his childhood dream of becoming a pilot becoming close to reality.
Alam said, “Mission Parwaaz is my childhood dream. I wanted to become a pilot and in 2015 I got my license.”
The 42-year-old is working hard to become the first Pakistani Muslim to fly solo across the globe.
Earlier, Alam had his excitement to Twitter to let his fans know about his ventures, “Dear all I am happy to report to you all today that after three years of a lot of hard work & persistence #MissionParwaaz my attempt to circumnavigate the globe is finally happening. If I succeed I will become the 1st Pakistani in the history of the world to do so.”
The activist also revealed his schedule in his recent interview. According to the interview, the 28-day tour will begin in Clearwater, Florida on October 6, and from then Alam will fly to the next 32 countries.
“I will start my tour from Clearwater in Florida and then pick up fuel from Boston. From there I will fly to the Canadian Air base in Goose bay and then Greenland. From Greenland I will fly to Iceland, United Kingdom, Egypt and then to Bahrain. From there my next stop will be Dubai and then Karachi on October 13,” he explained.
Alam also added, “From Karachi, I will be flying to Islamabad and then Lahore. From Lahore, I will be on my way to Dhaka, Bangkok, Singapore, Jakarta and then Darwin in Australia. Other countries where I will be making a pit stop include Philippines, Taiwan, South Japan, North Japan, the Pacific Bay, Russia, Alaska and then back to the US.”
Fakhr further said, “Global circumnavigation has some rules. One of the rules is that the airport where you start your tour from is the one where you end it. Second is you have to travel at the rate of 26,000 nautical miles. Third, you have to travel through all the time zones and medians on the planet. And lastly, you have to complete your journey in the same plane that you started in. You cannot change your plane.”
Alam also revealed details about his plane, “It is a Pilatus PC-12, Swiss made and is single-engine turboprop. It is among the lightweight carriers and travels at 300 knots.”