Thursday, February 09, 2006

GlobalFlyer Over China And Looking Good

Steve Fossett's Ultimate Flight is progressing well now, with the Scaled Composites built GlobalFlyer currently more than halfway around the globe, over China, though the flight so far has certainly not been without mishap.

There were extremely high temperatures in the cockpit (130 degrees F) for some time shortly after takeoff, plus an unexpected 750lb fuel dump contributing to the tension in the early stages of the mission. All seems stabilized, and chances look good at this stage for the record-setting flight to land in Manston, England as planned.

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