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User currently offlineEksath From United States of America, joined Aug 2004, 1295 posts, RR: 25
Posted (8 years 6 months 4 weeks 21 hours ago) and read 2415 times:
AIRLINERS.NET CREW
ARTICLE EDITOR

01.04.06

Kennedy Space Center, Fla.
MEDIA ADVISORY: 02-06
GLOBAL FLYER ARRIVAL POSTPONED

Virgin Atlantic Airways postponed the arrival of their GlobalFlyer
aircraft at NASA's Kennedy Space Center, Fla. It was due to arrive
Friday.

According to the company, the aircraft sustained wing damage while
being prepped for its trip from Salina, Kan., to Kennedy. The company
will announce repair and travel plans as they become known.

NASA agreed to let Virgin Atlantic Airways use Kennedy's Space Shuttle
Landing Facility as a takeoff site. GlobalFlyer will attempt to set
the world record for the longest flight of an aircraft or balloon.
The facility use is part of a pilot program to expand runway access
for non-NASA activities.

http://www.virginatlanticglobalflyer.com/News/Wing.jsp


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User currently offlineRevelation From United States of America, joined Feb 2005, 12353 posts, RR: 25
Reply 1, posted (8 years 6 months 4 weeks 20 hours ago) and read 2344 times:

I guess it's a Virgin no more!  Smile

[Sorry, it had to be said...]



Inspiration, move me brightly!
User currently offlineFrancoflier From France, joined Oct 2001, 3739 posts, RR: 11
Reply 2, posted (8 years 6 months 4 weeks 9 hours ago) and read 1972 times:

Quoting Eksath (Thread starter):
GlobalFlyer will attempt to set
the world record for the longest flight of an aircraft or balloon.

Can it really fly much longer than when it went around the world?



Looks like I picked the wrong week to quit posting...
User currently offlineEksath From United States of America, joined Aug 2004, 1295 posts, RR: 25
Reply 3, posted (8 years 6 months 4 weeks 2 hours ago) and read 1657 times:
AIRLINERS.NET CREW
ARTICLE EDITOR

Virgin Atlantic GlobalFlyer aircraft in order to set the record for the longest flight of all time will fly over 700 miles further than any aircraft or balloon has flown. The aircraft will have to travel over 26,000 miles before making its landing at Kent International.


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User currently offlineA319XFW From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 4, posted (8 years 6 months 4 weeks 2 hours ago) and read 1633 times:

That must be pretty risky if it's taking off from Florida and wants to fly around theglobe and then some, as once it's past the US again, there's the Atlantic in the way.... Or would it go a northerly route and fly over Greenland (Thule?) and Iceland (Keflavik?).

User currently offlineJamesbuk From United Kingdom, joined May 2005, 3968 posts, RR: 4
Reply 5, posted (8 years 6 months 4 weeks 2 hours ago) and read 1564 times:

just a simple query but shouldnt it be called virgin world flyer or something like that not the virgin atlantic globe flyer
or just the virgin globe flyer



You cant have your cake and eat it... What the hells the point in having it then!!!
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