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Teenage flight of fancy from Cape Town to Cairo

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Group photo of the teens involved in building and flying their own plane.
Group photo of the teens involved in building and flying their own plane. Megan Werner

A group of 20 teenagers are set to make aviation history when they fly a light aircraft from Cape Town, South Africa to Cairo in Egypt on 15 June.Together they will fly the length of the continent, covering over 10,000 kilometres in a plane they assembled themselves.Seventeen-year-old Megan Werner was behind the initiative, and founded U-Dream Global, an aviation outreach initiative that fosters “visionary thinking” to inspire young people to pursue their dreams.Speaking from Johannesburg, Megan explains more about this project to RFI.

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