16-year-old Isaiah Cooper from Compton, California is now the youngest African-American to fly solo over the Continental United States. He traveled more than 8,000 miles in 13 days – flying from Compton to Maine, to Washington, to Florida, and finally back to his hometown California. And this was just the test flight. Isaiah is planning to be a Guinness World Record Holder by flying solo around the world at the age of 18 – the current holder flew at 19.
Cooper has been attending Tomorrow’s Aeronautical Museum’s youth aviation program since the age of 5 – and now just at 16 years old, he’s creating history.
For more information about his journey and to contribute to Isaiah’s accomplishments, donate to his GoFundMe.
I absolutely love witnessing positive news in our communities. A young black man from Compton, California is making strides in his passion with his head (literally) in the clouds.