Thursday, March 03, 2005

Home stretch?

Steve Fossett and the Virgin Atlantic Global Flyer has just passed south of Los Angeles after a successful chase plane interception at 13:30 UTC over the west coast. Both the chase plane pilot who reported "true and level flight" for the Global Flyer, and Steve himself, were happy with how the intercept went.



More cockpit images from the NASA/KSC live feed

Apparently the engineering team is now feeling more confident about the chances for success. If all goes to plan Steve should make it back into Salina in Kansas at around 13:50 local time (19:50 UTC).