Ross Edmondson has made plenty of long flights in his plane, dubbed, “Planey McPlaneface,” before. But he’s never done anything like this.
Edmondson is preparing for his first world trip, one that will cover about 40,000 miles.
"It’s been a dream of mine ever since I started getting interested in aircrafts, back when I was about 13, 14 years old," Edmondson said.
It's a trip Edmondson says he plans to put to good use.
"With a trip like this comes an opportunity to do some good and bring some awareness," Edmondson said. "So we decided to adopt the charity African Promise."
African Promise supports primary education in Kenya, providing extra teachers, school supplies and other resources. Every dime Ross raises during his trip across five continents will go to that cause.
He expects the flight to last almost a year, with a date of April 2020.
Edmondson has been told a flight like this in his aircraft is impossible. His response? He doesn’t care.
"If people are telling you, 'Well, I don't think this is possible. It's too hard. You should probably not give it a go,' maybe don't listen to them straight away and give it a go anyway."