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An Ontario teenager will soon take to the skies in an attempt to set a record for a cross-country flight.

Sixteen-year-old Matthew Gougeon hopes to become the youngest person to fly an amphibious aircraft solo from coast to coast. He plans to leave home his home in Sudbury, Ont., today for Tofino, B.C., where his journey will begin. Gougeon is set to officially start his solo adventure on Friday and hopes to land in Halifax on July 20. He'll fly a Cessna 182 with amphibious floats for his cross-country trip and estimates the entire journey will take about 25 hours in the air. As he attempts to establish a record, Gougeon will also be collecting donations for the Neil Armstrong Fund, which provides flight training to young people. "The main goal of the flight is to collect donations for those who are not fortunate enough to fly, and have the determination and work ethic to become a pilot," he said on his website. The high school student appears to be ready to soar towards his goals. "I'm pretty confident with my flying right now," Gougeon said in