Thursday, March 03, 2005

Fossett Did It!

Global Flyer

After some trouble US adventurer Steve Fossett has achieved the first solo, non-stop flight around the globe.

Despite a fuel shortage, the 60-year-old pilot landed the Virgin GlobalFlyer plane at Salina airport in Kansas at 1948 GMT.

The millionaire had considered aborting the trip and landing in Hawaii, but he decided to press on because of favourable tail winds.

Mr Fossett said he was "really starting to perk up" as he neared the end.

On this day the last of the great aviation records has been bronken. Well done Mr Fossett (and team behind him), Well done indeed!

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