Teen World Flight pilot Ryan Campbell will bypass the Egyptian leg of his solo round the world record attempt, after making the decision to abandon his planned arrival at Aswan Airport in the south of Egypt. Due to the escalating political crisis in Egypt, Campbell will now fly to Aqaba in Jordan for a one night stop over on Wednesday, August 21.
“Many people have been asking about my intended flight into Aswan, Egypt that was planned for late this coming week.
Working with Mike Gray and White Rose Aviation along with many of the team we have decided to change the routing to avoid a stopover in Egypt due to the current political situation. I will now fly from Rhodes, Greece to Aqaba in Jordan. After a one night stopover I will fly over Saudi Arabia to Muscat, Oman. I plan to continue on with the planned routing and time frame from Muscat onwards.”
The decision to alter the route from Aswan to Aqaba was made in consultation with General Aviation Support Egypt, who had this to say:
“As discussed with Mike Gray, this is the right decision at this tense time. We are sorry Ryan Campbell didn't get to see Egypt in better times but maybe one day he will fly here again. Best wishes from your friends in Egypt.”