Sunday, February 12, 2006

Global Flyer - Another Distance Record !

Virgin Atlantic Global Flyer

Congratulations to Steve Fossett and the Virgin Atlantic Global Flyer team on setting a new non-stop distance record. Steve Fossett and the Global Flyer travelled around the world and more, with a total distance of 26,389.3 miles covered in 76 hours and 45 minutes.

A near-total electrical failure on decent, combined with ice on the aircraft forced an emergency landing at an alternate airport, resulting in two blown tires, but fortunately no other damage.

You can read the whole story at the Virgin Atlantic Global Flyer Website.


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