Saturday, February 11, 2006

Fossett's Ultimate Flight Nears Completion

The GlobalFlyer is almost home, folks. After completing a full circumnavigation of the globe, Fossett decided to go for it and attempt the final leg of his journey and for the big record. Fuel mishap and all, they team chose to stay aloft and try to cross the Atlantic once more to land in England.

It looks very good for the world-record at this point. Fossett has just started his final descent near Strumble on the far westernn tip of Wales. Mission controller Kevin Stass believes the GlobalFlyer should have enough fuel to reach Kent International Airport.

Fossett is scheduled to land at Kent around 17:00 UTC, or 12:00 EST. Follow the conclusion of this historic flight here.

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