Winging his way across the world in 400 days

Swiss adventurer Xavier Rosset in his light sport aircraft on the first day of his Fly the World project, which began yesterday in Sion, Switzerland. This attempt to circumnavigate the world in 400 days will take him across five continents and 50 cou
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Swiss adventurer Xavier Rosset in his light sport aircraft on the first day of his Fly the World project, which began yesterday in Sion, Switzerland. This attempt to circumnavigate the world in 400 days will take him across five continents and 50 countries, over a distance of 80,000km. For his previous adventure project, he survived living alone on a South Pacific island for 300 days.

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on July 24, 2017, with the headline 'Winging his way across the world in 400 days'. Print Edition | Subscribe