Aviation Photo #1489522 Cessna 172 - Las Vegas Hacienda Hotel

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A Cessna with Las Vegas Hacienda Hotel titles hangs high above the huge baggage claim area at LAS. [Nikon D300].
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    Las Vegas - McCarran International
    February 14, 2009
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7 years ago
Strange that this seems to be the only image of this aircraft in the database. It's on display at LAS because it holds the flight endurance record for an aircraft refueled in flight. It flew continuously for 64 days, 22 hours, 19 minutes, and 5 seconds, taking off from LAS on December 4, 1958, and landing there on February 7, 1959. Two pilots flew the airplane, with all seats but the pilot's removed to give the relief pilot room to sleep. Refueling was done by matching speeds with a truck over a straight road in the desert and hoisting a hose up to the plane; food, water, and supplies were hoisted up in similar fashion. The flight was finally ended because of engine wear.

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