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Haris and Babar Suleman knew the risks before they left for their trip.

Their 25,500-mile trip would take them over the ocean for hours at a time. They learned how to land on water in case of engine failure. Haris was a 17-year-old pilot who had been training with his father, Babar, since he was 8.

They kept a life raft packed with food and water in case they needed to bail into the ocean. When they flew over the water they wore stiff, padded, water-immersion suits, just in case.

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