Between July 15 and 22, Post covered 25 km 15, miles in 7 days, 18 hours and 49 minutes in one of the most remarkable displays of flying endurance of the century. Post's single engine Lockheed Vega, the Winnie Mae was equipped with a Sperry automatic pilot, a radio direction finder, and other new devices. The first non-stop flight around the world was made by, again, a team of the US Air Force flyers in By designer Burt Rutan and pilots Dick Rutan and Jeana Yeager had devoted over five years to building and flight-testing the Voyager.
The canard wing design, or forward elevator, similar to that successfully used by the Wright brothers in , provided additional lift and improved the plane's efficiency and range. A preliminary sketch of the Wright Flyer was drawn on a brown paper bag in the Wrights' living quarters in Coincidentally, the first sketch of the Voyager was made on a paper lunch napkin in Constructed of graphite composites, Voyager's total weight was 4 kg 9 pounds , including an unprecedented kg 7 pounds of fuel.
Voyager's takeoff weight was more than 10 times the structural weight, but its drag was lower than almost any other powered aircraft. Voyager's wingtips sustained minor damage during its takeoff roll because of the massive amount of fuel. Approximately 75 cm 2. They triumphantly landed again at the Edwards Air Force Base at a.
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PST 23 December Between February 8, — February 11, , Fossett flew the GlobalFlyer for the longest aircraft flight in history: 25, miles 41, km. The Scaled Composites Model Virgin Atlantic GlobalFlyer is an aircraft designed by Burt Rutan in which Steve Fossett flew the first solo nonstop airplane flight around the world in a time of 67 hours 1 minute from February 28, until March 3, The flight speed of The attempt was described as "the last great aviation record attempt".
The companies had previously announced a combined effort for Virgin Galactic. United States Army Air Service, , first aerial circumnavigation, days, covering 44, kilometres 27, miles. LZ Graf Zeppelin, , piloted by Hugo Eckener set a record for the fastest aerial circumnavigation, 21 days, which was also the first circumnavigation in an airship. On July 1, , pilot Wiley Post and navigator Harold Gatty completed their circumnavigation of the world in a Lockheed Vega aeroplane, Winnie Mae, in 8 days, 15 hours and 51 minutes; the record for fastest circumnavigation was once again held by an aeroplane.
In Wolfgang von Gronau flew around the World with a twin engine Dornier seaplane, Gronland-Wal D, in nearly four months, making 44 stops en route. In Wiley Post repeated his circumnavigation by aeroplane, but this time solo, using an autopilot and radio direction finder. He made the first solo aerial circumnavigation in a time one day faster than his previous record: 7 days, 19 hours, 49 minutes, in which he covered 25, kilometres 15, mi. Four in-air refuelings were required for the flight, which covered 37, kilometres 23, mi.
In Yuri Gagarin made the first human flight in space, and completed the first orbit of the Earth, in Vostok 1. Dick Rutan and Jeana Yeager, , Voyager, first non-refueled circumnavigation in an airplane, 9 days, 3 minutes and 44 seconds. Bertrand Piccard and Brian Jones, , first non-stop balloon circumnavigation in Breitling Orbiter 3, 19 days, 1 hour and 49 minutes, covering 42, kilometres.
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He chronicles his adventures, along with industry news, here at One Mile at a Time. Hope you have a good flight. Condor is better than you would expect. There is a JetBlue plane in the photo, directly behind the Condor flight. When did they start flying to Whitehorse?
You can literally walk into town. That Flightradar24 flightpath view is pretty cool. Does anyone know if there is a flightpath view on a globe view?
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Like being able to move the globe around like Google Earth would be very cool. Chubb, I believe it is. It looks like a picture that recently was posted on Airliners in a thread about MSY. So unless everyone and their mother has recently started flying to Whitehorse, the photo Lucky used is most definitely a different airport. I recently tried their product from New Orleans to Frankfurt — in Economy — and the post will be on my blog soon.
Overall, I was confused by their product in whether they were trying to be low-cost or full-service airline. It was an odd mix.
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This will be my first time on Condor. At the time I believe the 3 weekly flights from Juneau were the only international service into Whitehorse. I have been to Whitehorse a few times but a look ways drove there.
There are flights from Juneau and Vancouver I believe. A nice town.