posted on Feb, 28 2005 @ 04:30 PM
I think he will make it...and hope he makes it.
I wouldn't compare it to the buzz bomber. This aircraft was built by Scaled Composites, Burt Rutan has being making "odd" looking long winged
planes for years. His company built the last record breaker "Voyager", and one of the pilots for that was his brother Dick Rutan. Voyager had 2
pilots (they switched on & off), it took em 9 days to circle earth. Global Flyer will have just one pilot, but with good GPS and autopilot these days
he will still be able sleep and eat. Their planning on beating the old recordd off non-stop, 9 days. There aiming for 80 hours (3 days & 8