A California teenager is on a historic flight, hoping to break a world record.
Sixteen-year-old Isaiah Cooper took off from Compton Tuesday morning.
He is on a quest to become the youngest African-American pilot to fly around the continental United States.
Cooper learned to fly through an inner-city aeronautical program.
He says the trip is about motivating other young people.
"I'm trying to teach them at a young age that if they put guns down, and they make better decisions they can all do something like this," said Cooper.
Cooper is already thinking of his next mission - to become the youngest person to fly solo around the world.
California teen makes historic flight