Zara Rutherford landed in Anchorage on Wednesday during a brief stop on her quest to be the youngest woman to fly solo around the world.
A crowd gathered and welcomed Rutherford as she taxied her Shark ultralight aircraft to the University of Alaska Anchorage hangar at the Merrill Field Airport. Stuffed animals — including a moose from Juneau wearing aviator goggles — sat copilot.
“Right now, I’m just focusing on the flying,” she said. “It’s one leg at a time. I never look at the bigger picture just because it kinda freaks me out.”
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