Tuesday, March 01, 2005

Take off for the Global Flyer

The 2nd record attempt in Feb. 2006
Take-off on the 8th of Feb. for Steve Fossett
Touch down in Bouremouth on the 10th Feb.

I'm currently watching the live feed from the Virgin Atlantic Global Flyer which successfully took off, slightly behind schedule, at about 45 minutes past midnight UK time.

Take off for the Virgin Atlantic Global Flyer

Take off looked nominal, although I'm now only getting intermittent video without audio, and the tracking page on the Global Flyer site is timing out when I try an update it. I guess I'm not the only one trying to follow the initial stages of the mission...

Update: I beat BBC News to press by 25 minutes with this post, I'm feeling sort of smug about that...

Update: A successful touch down at Salina for Steve Fossett and the Global Flyer at 13:50 local time (19:50UTC) on Thursday the 3rd of March, some 67 hours after they took from there on the round the world trip.

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