According to Airliner World Magazine, Virgin Atlantic Airways founder and Chairman, Sir Richard Branson has set out to beat a new world record: To fly around the world non-stop.
Today was the scheduled day for the first flight to take place, although the record breaking flight would take place in April or October next year, when the weather conditions were at their best.
His team has constructed a specially designed aircraft, in which he and his co-pilot, Steve Fosset will fly the aircraft from. This aircraft is incredibly efficient and will circumnavigate the globe with just 9 tonnes of fuel.
The flight call-sign will be Virgin 101 and is expected to fly over or near cities such as Montreal, London, Tokyo and Los Angeles.
More information on this incredible aircraft, flight and flight status can be found at http://www.virginatlanticglobalflyer.com
What does everyone think about this?
[Edited 2003-12-17 21:54:44]
[Edited 2003-12-17 21:55:12]