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First Non Stop Flight Around the World without Refueling: Anniversary , 1987

December 23rd, 2023

Dick Rutan and Jenna Yeager set a new world record of 216 hours of continuous flight, breaking their own record of 111 hours set July 15, 1986. The aircraft, Voyager departed from Edwards Air Force Base in California, Dec. 14, 1987 and landed Dec. 23, 1987.The journey covered 24,986 miles at an official speed of 115 miles per hour. 

Source: nationalaviation.org/most-incredible-flight-ever-rutan-model-76-voyager/

 
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