Indiana Man, Son Prepare to Fly Around the World

GREENWOOD, Ind. (AP) _ A central Indiana man and his teenage son are preparing to embark on an ambitious bid to fly a single-engine plane around the world.
 
Babar Suleman and his 17-year-old son, Haris, will begin their monthlong journey June 20, if the weather cooperates. The Plainfield residents will make a dozen stops during their around-the-world flight.
 
If they succeed, Haris will become the youngest co-pilot to make such a trip.
 
The Indianapolis Star reports the Sulemans are making the journey to raise awareness and money for The Citizen's Foundation, a nonprofit that helps build schools in rural Pakistan.
 
They'll be toasted Saturday during an International Festival at the Greenwood Municipal Airport.
 
Babar Suleman is an engineer and consultant who helps manage nuclear power plants. He's been flying private planes for years.