A Texas teen broke a record for flying around the world solo, all in an effort to raise money for pediatric cancer.
Logan Tinley, 19, became the youngest American to circumnavigate the globe in a single-engine propeller plane when he touched down in Fort Worth after his month-long journey.
Starting in Texas, the Vanderbilt College sophomore flew up the west coast of Canada, into Alaska, flew south to Indonesia and the rest of South East Asia, through the Middle East and Egypt, over the Mediterranean, over Greenland, into Eastern Canada and the United States before reaching Fort Worth again nearly a month later.
Logan, who has been flying from a young age, wanted to take on the expedition to raise awareness and funds for childhood cancer patients, inspired by a young friend who is battling brain cancer.
Ethan Lassiter, 8, who is currently getting treatment at the Aflac Cancer and Blood Disorders Center of Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta, met Logan Saturday on the tarmac as his plane landed.
“Ethan is thrilled that Logan is doing this, however, it is also hard for him to grasp that Logan just flew around the world,” his mom, Carrie Lassiter, told InsideEdition.com.
She explained that while Ethan’s outlook is positive, the 8-year-old is still constantly fatigued from his weekly chemotherapy treatments.
"We are filled with gratitude," Carrie Lassiter added. "Logan is fighting this fight with us and so many other families."
To support Logan’s mission, visit his non-profit Ascending Frontiers.