Fakhr-e-Alam, one of Pakistan’s most renowned actor and singer-songwriter has many heads turning towards him after he announced that he is about to embark on a journey across the globe in just 28 days.
Alam made the big announcement yesterday on Twitter writing that he was extremely happy to report that after three years of hard work, ‘Mission Parwaaz’ is finally happening. If he succeeds in his efforts, he will become the first pilot in the history of Pakistan to travel the globe in 28 days.
Dear all I am happy to report to you all today that after 3 years of a lot of hard work & persistence #MissionParwaaz my attempt to circumnavigate the globe is finally happening. If I succeed I will become the 1st Pakistani in the history of the world to do so.
What is Mission Parwaaz
Mission Parwaaz is a childhood dream and passion project of Fakhr-e-Alam. The singer-songwriter received his private pilot license in October 2015 from Florida and since then has been preparing for this 28-day journey across the world.
To be able to make the flight happen, Alam had to work day and night. He faced a lot of problems on the way due to several issues which included sponsors backing out, insurance problems, insufficient funds and more. But he has finally garnered enough support to make this project happen.
The official route of Mission Parwaaz
Alam will take off from the clear Water Florida on the 6th of October at 7 AM local time. From there on he will fly towards Boston, Canada, Greenland, Iceland, England, Croatia, Egypt, Karachi, Lahore, Islamabad, Dhaka, Singapore, Australia, Japan, and Russia, and more before heading back to clear water.
- The entire trip is expected to take him 28 days to complete. This will depend a lot on weather conditions.
- In order to set his record, Alam must meet the following requirements:
- Minimum of 26,000 nautical miles flown through all medians
- Only one plane will be used
- The pilot is not allowed to change plane under no circumstances
- The pilot must start and end the journey at the same airport.
Why is Fakhr-e-Alam doing this
According to Alam, there is currently a shortage of pilots around the world. With this journey, the singer wants young Pakistanis to join the profession because he believes Pakistan is full of talented people. He wants to encourage the youth of the country to dream big and follow those dreams.
Alam also wants Pakistan to be recognized around the world. If he completes this journey, Pakistan’s name will enter into books of aviation throughout the world.
Finally, he wants to present a positive image of Pakistan and prove to the world that Pakistanis are brave and peace loving.
You will be able to follow Alam’s journey on his social media accounts.