Steve Fossett: Another Round-The-World First
|Piloting his Cameron R-550 Roziere, American adventurer
Steve Fossett completed the first solo round-the-world flight by
Travelling at speeds that occasionally exceeded 200 miles per hour
(320 km/h), Steve also achieved a new time for the shortest circumnavigation.
Completing his epic journey in just 324 hours 16 minutes he shattered
the previous record of 370 hours and 24 minutes set by Bertrand
Piccard and Brian Jones in 1999 when they made the first ever round-the-world
balloon flight in their Cameron R-650, Breitling Orbiter III.
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/ Marathon Racing