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eksath
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Fuel Truck 1, Virgin Global Flyer 0,

Thu Jan 05, 2006 10:54 am

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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RE: Fuel Truck 1, Virgin Global Flyer 0,

Thu Jan 05, 2006 11:13 am

I guess it's a Virgin no more!  Smile

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RE: Fuel Truck 1, Virgin Global Flyer 0,

Thu Jan 05, 2006 10:07 pm

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?
I'll do my own airline. With Blackjack. And hookers. In fact, forget the airline.
 
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RE: Fuel Truck 1, Virgin Global Flyer 0,

Fri Jan 06, 2006 5:41 am

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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RE: Fuel Truck 1, Virgin Global Flyer 0,

Fri Jan 06, 2006 5:44 am

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?).
 
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RE: Fuel Truck 1, Virgin Global Flyer 0,

Fri Jan 06, 2006 6:00 am

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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