24th Dec 2021

ZARA Rutherford, a 19-year-old Belgian-British is attempting to be the youngest woman to fly solo around the world. When she arrived in Singapore at Seletar Airport on Christmas eve, it marked the more than halfway point of her record-breaking mission. 

Zara is also well on the way to becoming the youngest person to circumnavigate the world solo in an ultralight aircraft. Through this daring adventure, Zara hopes to inspire girls and young women to get involved in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) and pursue careers in aviation. The Belgian embassy’s Flanders Investment & Trade staff Nathalie Surmont was at the airport to greet Zara and wish her the best of luck for the rest of her journey!