Flying 500 miles in 60 seconds

+VIDEO Fly 500 miles in 60 seconds with pilot Matt Guthmiller. Yes, it’s a timelapse video compressed and it shows a flight in Matt’s Beech Bonanza from Chicago’s Rockford International Airport to Aberdeen, South Dakota.

“It’s not as fun as B2OSH, but there’s nothing like flying over the winter wonderland of the midwest,” said Matt, who is soon to launch a new flying Vlog (video blog) on YouTube.

“I’ve been flying since I was 16, and at age 19 flew around the world by myself in the same 1981 A36 Beechcraft Bonanza I still fly, becoming the youngest person ever to solo circumnavigate by aircraft.

“Now, I’m sharing all kinds of aviation adventures! Ride along as we explore the world from the air and get a close up look at some of aviation’s best flight experiences and destinations.”

Just be careful using that mobile phone when you fly, Matt…

Matt Guthmiller


  1. He appears to spend more time on his mobile than flying the aircraft – and almost no time looking outside. I hope he is flying in the IFR system and that therefore someone else is responsible for separation from other a/c, because he doesn’t appear to be looking where he is going!

    1. Always careful with the phone ๐Ÿ™‚ This flight was IFR at 10,000ft
      (transponders are required at or above 10,000ft in the U.S., so unlikely
      to miss traffic on TCAS or ATC radar), but definitely spent most of the
      time looking outside compared to looking at charts/weather/music on my
      phone (most of the reason you can see it so prominently is that I was
      holding it high enough to see outside too). Cheers!

  2. Way to go Matt…this would have been a great addition to the RTW, but maybe next time ๐Ÿ™‚ Wishing you great success with the Vlog – All your friends in Egypt ๐Ÿ™‚

    1. Thanks, Eddie! And indeed, my only real regret about flying around the world is that I had no idea what I was doing with a camera then! Have to do it all over again now ๐Ÿ˜‰

      1. We will be ready for that Matt…got loads of new contacts around the world waiting to meet you and supply a great service ๐Ÿ™‚ Of course Cairo is on the list of stops and you did promise to bring your better half next time ๐Ÿ™‚

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