Record-breaking round-the-world pilot flies into Duxford

RECORD-BREAKING round-the-world pilot CarolAnn Garrett flew into Duxford in her Mooney aircraft yesterday.

CarolAnn has circumnavigated the world twice and set a world record by completing a round-the-world trip in 8.5 days, at an average speed of 115.35mph.

CarolAnn was born in the UK and emigrated to the USA as a child in 1964. Her father passed on his passion for aviation to the whole family and it was whilst flying her father to visit his sister in New Zealand, who he hadn’t seen for many years, that the idea of a round the world trip was born.

The first world circumnavigation was undertaken as a fundraising exercise for DASH for a Cure, supporting ALS Research (, while Carol’s second round the world trip resulted in her record-breaking achievement.

This wasn’t the first time that Carol had visited Duxford, as in 2004 she brought her father to see the Valentine, the type of tank that he drove during the Second World War under General Montgomery’s command, which is on display in Land Warfare.

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