Tuesday, March 01, 2005

We Have Lift-off

For the Virgin Atlantic GlobalFlyer and its pilot Steve Fossett to set a world record for the first solo, non-stop, non-refuelled circumnavigation of the world they will have to follow a strict set of rules laid down by the governing body of aviation record attempts, the Federation Aeronautique Internationale.
In actual fact, as Guinness World Records pointed out to us, the fact that it's a 'first' doesn't in itself make it a record. Therefore, Steve will have to do the circumnavigation faster and higher than any others in order to take an official record.
You can follow along in real time here.



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