Ryan Campbell is an aviator at heart, an adventurer of spirit and young man with an amazing story to tell. He has achieved more in less than two decades than what most will in a lifetime.
Now with his feet firmly planted on the ground, Ryan travels throughout the country inspiring audiences to follow their dreams.
Ryan’s ability to motivate people of all walks of life with stories of perseverance, fear, planning, teamwork and the spirit of adventure make him a must see.
Pilot: At 15 he became the youngest pilot in Australia, at 18 he had a commercial pilot’s licence and a little over a year after that he made international headlines.
Flying the World Solo: In June 2013, Campbell, then just 19-years-old, set off from Wollongong in NSW in a bid to become the youngest pilot – and first teenager – in history to circumnavigate the world solo in a single engine aircraft.
70 later after stopping 34 times in 15 countries and covering more than 24,000 nautical miles, Campbell’s Teen World Flight became a reality. He had achieved his dream of flying around the globe and became Australia’s latest world record holder.
Media: The entire journey, captured by Channel Nine’s 60 Minutes, was more than just a couple of long-haul flights. It was an odyssey that had all begun in a young boy’s mind more than a decade before and had been two years of full-time planning.
Fundraising: Showing maturity, determination and courage beyond his years, Ryan Campbell fundraised, planned, and fundraised some more, to ensure his quarter of a million dollar dream would be a success.