Published On: Fri, Oct 30th, 2015

Fakhr-e-Alam to voyage across the globe via aircraft



Dreams are seen in the childhood, and it seems as Fakhr-e-Alam is all put to accomplish his childhood dreams. Walking into the newest region, Fakhr is prepared to get the repression and fly high. The Pakistani artist reveals his love for aircraft and his most recent scheme to voyage crossway the world.

It all in progress at a juvenile age when Fakhr-e-Alam would come with his father to the 23rd March Parades prepared at the Rawalpindi Race Course grounds. It was these yearly journeys where his adore for fighter jets concluded into an ultimate concern with aircraft.

Whereas Fakhr had formulated a mindful conclusion to follow an occupation in aviation, destiny had a bit else in a mass for him and he finished up getting Pakistan’s mainly required after media personnel. Regardless of prosperous in his line of effort, his obsession for flying never ended.

It resurfaced some years after when he was serving the army in their assistance endeavors for the 2005 earthquake wounded. Rapid onward to the current time and the actor aspires to go around the globe in a little turboprop airplane with the slightest sum of flight familiarity.

Titled Mission Parwaaz, the television host said about his inspiration at the back the voyage: “contrasting to other states, Pakistan does not contain its name in the universal aviation history,” a truth Fakhr presently wishes to resolve. “This is my mark of respect to the valiant soldiers and the resilient nation of Pakistan.”

Anticipated to start on February 25, Father’s trip across the globe will glimpse him set a world record as he wishes to befall the initial person to tour across the globe with least than 100 hours of flying familiarity to his name.

“I would be the first person to achieve this feat as previously, pilots have attempted such a record with at least 250 hours of flying time; a fact which has been confirmed by the Fédération Aéronautique Internationale (FAI) in Switzerland,” he said.

Father’s trip, which is scheduled to begin from Orlando, Florida in the US, will span across 14 countries, and 23 cities; as well as Iceland, Greenland, China, Singapore, Pakistan, Australia, and Canada to name a few. The trip will observe the actor clock close to 30,000 nautical miles with flying time scheduled to be between 300 to 400 hours relying on the flying circumstances.

“Should the flying circumstances be perfect, the plane would take a trip at roughly 140 knots but turbulent climate and air space accessibility may provide energy to me to carry the speed down to 100 knots,” he clarify.

With a few over four months till Fakhr puts off on this motivated trip, he has previously initiated arrangements for the single flight — one of which is the obligation to drop weight. “I have to lose around 45 pounds (20.4 kg) in order to accommodate more fuel in the auxiliary tanks,” he further said.

A control tower will be placed in Florida with Fakhr anticipated to be in contact with them all the way through the whole of his expedition. The legislative body of the World Air Sports Federation (FAI) is also working on to ensure and confirm that he is travelling alone at multiple pit stops during his trip.

The features of the expedition and Father’s short familiarity have sourced the cost of the voyage to skyrocket to roughly $1.4 million. Whereas it is an ample quantity, he has previously administered to reimburse for these costs by selling sponsorship rights ($900,000) and sponsors ($500,000) to manifold conglomerates.

Proceeding to Fakhr, approximately 200 people have endeavored the same flights across the globe.


About the Author

Sidra Muntaha

- Sidra Tul Muntaha is a journalist (MA-Mass Communication and M.Phil in Mass Communication) based in Lahore. She is working as an editor at fashion, style and entertainment in the section of the Kooza. She writes fashion and entertainment articles for The Kooza News.