YouTuber went on adventure to cross the Atlantic Ocean in a Cessna

  • This YouTuber took the scenic route when crossing the Atlantic
  • His flight to Austria via Greenland was documented in seven videos
  • Viewers were inspired by his adventurous spirit

Published on Jun 14, 2024 at 7:15 PM (UTC+4)
by Ben Thompson

Last updated on Jun 15, 2024 at 11:06 AM (UTC+4)
Edited by Amelia Jean Hershman-Jones

Getting across the Atlantic is no small feat – but taking a Cessna is a whole other experience.

YouTuber, Matt Guthmillerm did just that, alongside two other content creators.

All in a bid to get to Austria.

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Guthmiller crossed the Atlantic in a Cessna
YouTube/Matt Guthmiller

Guthmiller’s Atlantic adventure

The trip, taken in a jaw-dropplingly expensive Cessna 210, saw them fly to Northern Canada then over to Greenland then back over the UK.

Their epic Cessna journey was chronicled over seven videos, which have gained hundreds of thousands of views.

Along the way, they encountered problems such as icing, autopilot issues, plumbing mishaps, and magnetic deviation.

At one point in the flight, they put on an episode of Game of Thrones.

Fitting, given that they were flying ‘north of the wall’ and landed in a land of ‘ice and fire’.

The Cessna 210

The Cessna 210 first took flight in 1957 and was produced until 1986.

Per AOPA, it’s a ‘metal, six-place, high wing, single-engine airplane equipped with retractable tricycle landing gear and is designed for general utility.’

It was also described by the Cessna Flyer Association as a ‘remarkably adaptable airplane’.

Approximately 9,240 have been built in the sixty years since its invention.

This trip wasn’t the first time that Guthmiller had taken flight, as he had been flying since he was 16.

Guthmiller crossed the Atlantic in a Cessna
YouTube/Matt Guthmiller

At the age of 19, he flew around the world by himself in a 1981 A36 Beechcraft Bonanza – becoming the youngest person to circumnavigate by themselves on an aircraft.

The videos of his trip crossing the Atlantic – which is where 4,000 supercars lie -delighted viewers, who took to the comments to applaud his efforts.

One person said: “These types of adventures is what aviation is all about.”

Another remarked: “You guys are insane. I say that with absolute admiration.”

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Ben Thompson

Ben got his start in journalism at Kennedy News and Media, writing stories for national newspapers, websites and magazines. Now working as a freelancer, he divides his time between teaching at News Associates and writing for news sites on all subjects.