Author(s): Michael Smith
With limited flying experience, no support team, and only basic instruments in his tiny single-engine flying boat, Smith risked his life to make modern aviation history. His historic flight lasted seven months, and took him from Australia all around the world. In 2016 he was named "Australian Geographic's" Adventurer of the Year.
Michael Smith is the owner of the Sun Theatre in Yarraville, Melbourne, which he bought in 1995 and restored, and a keen flyer. He made a full-length documentary about his record-breaking round-the-world flight, which will be screened around Australia. He was recently named the 2016 Australian Geographic Adventurer of the Year.