Fakhre Alam to become globetrotter with solo flight attempt 'Mission Parwaaz'

Fakhre Alam to become globetrotter with solo flight attempt 'Mission Parwaaz'

Dedicating his flight to resilience of Pakistanis, Alam will begin his 55-day journey in February 2016
30 Oct, 2015

Is there anything that Fakhre Alam hasn't done? He has sung Bhangra Rap, he has acted, he has played the host, he's done his share of philanthropy and also holds a say in the censor board. But if all of that wasn't enough, he is now on his way to travel the globe and make a world record of flying solo!

Pursuing his childhood dream, Fakhre Alam recently acquired training and a private pilot license from United States and being an active user on Twitter, he didn't refrain from posting his pictures in the jet.

Alam is dedicating his mission to all Pakistanis, he told Images: "I dedicate this flight to the brave nation of Pakistan that has made countless sacrifices for [the fight] against dark and evil forces. I want the world to know we are a resilient and peace loving nation and we want to contribute to the global community for progress and prosperity."

His initiative will also raise funds for his charity organisation I Care Foundation, which helps other organisations such as the Shaukat Khanum Memorial Trust (SKMT), Edhi Foundation, among others.

The route:

Fakhre Alam plans to fly solo in a small turbo prop airplane and go around the world completing 30,000 nautical miles in multiple stages.

He will begin his journey from Orlando, Florida, from where he'll head north to New York, Toronto, Anchorage and further to North Atlantic crossing Iceland, Greenland to enter Europe. He'll then go down to North Africa and the Middle East from where he will enter Pakistan to travel from China to Bangladesh, Singapore, Indonesia and Australia. Following this track, he'll cross the Pacific to halt his journey into mainland America.

The journey is expected to take 55 days and is subjected to weather conditions and airspace availability. He plans to depart in the last week of February 2016.

Will he become a World Record holder?

Given that this is not the first attempt by someone to fly across the world, here's the catch as to why Fakhre Alam just might make a world record: he'll be travelling through all those places in the least number of hours and he also isn't as experienced as the prior pilots. The flights taken by more than 200 people in aviation history have required at least 250 hours, but Fakhre Alam has been able to pull it off under 100 hours during his training.

Alam's passion to follow his dream rekindled when he worked with armed forces following the aftermath of 2005 earthquake. They took up challenging aviation missions during that time. Ever since then, he too aspired to go on a mission to mark Pakistan's name in history of flying solo.


JZB Oct 30, 2015 12:41pm
Good Luck Champ.
Muhammad Oct 30, 2015 02:04pm
Good Going Brother. Best wishes, You are for sure "Fakar-e-Pakistan" besides being Fakhar-e-Alam.
Mani Oct 30, 2015 02:21pm
Stop trying to cash your trip. You want to fly around the world. Sure go ahead. But stop trying to politicize it and say it's for Pakistan. It doesn't affect Pakistan in any way.
Haris Oct 30, 2015 03:03pm
How the hell will he cross the Pacific ocean in a small Cessna?
Abdul Karim Oct 30, 2015 03:26pm
Congrats on your mission Pervez! Best of luck
Sheri Oct 30, 2015 03:37pm
Easy said than done, I don't think he can do it with this machine. Wish him luck !!!
Anas Oct 30, 2015 05:05pm
Amazing - good luck and all the best
Mohammad Oct 30, 2015 05:11pm
Be our " Andre borschberg". wish you very very good luck. Inshala you will complete your mission safe.
Arslan Oct 30, 2015 07:06pm
All the best to a good man
Tariq, Lahore Oct 31, 2015 12:36am
Good luck in your aviation endeavors!