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Fossett aims for third flying record

first_img160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! At the start of the flight, the plane weighed 22,006 pounds, with the fuel weight causing the airplane’s wings to sag. At the end of the flight, the airplane will weigh less than 4,000 pounds. Fossett’s progress can be monitored by visiting the mission Web site at http://www.salina.k-state.edu/globalflyer. Jim Skeen, (661) 267-5743 [email protected] AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORE‘Mame,’ ‘Hello, Dolly!’ composer Jerry Herman dies at 88 A closed-circuit course means the aircraft will take off and land in the same location, in this case Salina. In February 2005, Fossett flew the GlobalFlyer around the world to claim the first solo nonstop flight around the world. That flight also originated and ended in Salina; however, at approximately 22,876 miles, it did not surpass the distance of Voyager’s around-the-world flight. Fossett’s flight path took him northeast across Michigan and into Canada before heading across the Atlantic. The flight path calls for Fossett to go over northern Africa, the Middle East, India, China, the Pacific Ocean, Baja California and then back into the United States. Fossett’s attempt is coming just a few weeks after he set a record for the longest flight, a 26,389.3-mile journey in February. In that flight, Fossett flew GlobalFlyer from Kennedy Space Center in Florida completely around the world and then crossed the Atlantic Ocean for a second time, landing in Bournemouth in the United Kingdom. GlobalFlyer was commissioned by Sir Richard Branson, the founder of the Virgin companies, including Virgin Atlantic airlines. center_img MOJAVE – Adventurer Steve Fossett took off Tuesday morning in the Mojave-built GlobalFlyer in a bid for a third distance record, this time for the longest flight over a closed circuit without landing. GlobalFlyer lifted off from the airport at Salina, Kansas, early Tuesday morning on what is projected to be a 78-hour flight that will cover some 25,181 miles. Carrying more than nine tons of fuel, the jet used all but the last 1,000 feet of the airport’s 12,300-foot runway to become airborne, according to a Web site set up by Kansas State University, which is serving as Fossett’s ground crew for the mission. Fossett is attempting to break the 24,986.7-mile record set in 1986 by Dick Rutan and Jeana Yeager in another Mojave-built aircraft, the Voyager. Both GlobalFlyer and Voyager were designed by Burt Rutan, Dick’s brother. last_img read more

West Ham news: Premier League fixtures 2017-18 – Every Irons game revealed

first_imgWest Ham United’s 2017-18 Premier League fixtures12/08/2017 15:00 Manchester United v West Ham United19/08/2017 15:00 West Ham United v Southampton26/08/2017 15:00 Newcastle United v West Ham United09/09/2017 15:00 West Ham United v Huddersfield Town16/09/2017 15:00 West Bromwich Albion v West Ham United23/09/2017 15:00 West Ham United v Tottenham Hotspur30/09/2017 15:00 West Ham United v Swansea City14/10/2017 15:00 Burnley v West Ham United21/10/2017 15:00 West Ham United v Brighton and Hove Albion28/10/2017 15:00 Crystal Palace v West Ham United04/11/2017 15:00 West Ham United v Liverpool18/11/2017 15:00 Watford v West Ham United25/11/2017 15:00 West Ham United v Leicester City29/11/2017 19:45 Everton v West Ham United02/12/2017 15:00 Manchester City v West Ham United09/12/2017 15:00 West Ham United v Chelsea12/12/2017 19:45 West Ham United v Arsenal16/12/2017 15:00 Stoke City v West Ham United23/12/2017 15:00 West Ham United v Newcastle United26/12/2017 15:00 Bournemouth v West Ham United30/12/2017 15:00 Tottenham Hotspur v West Ham United01/01/2018 15:00 West Ham United v West Bromwich Albion13/01/2018 15:00 Huddersfield Town v West Ham United20/01/2018 15:00 West Ham United v Bournemouth30/01/2018 19:45 West Ham United v Crystal Palace03/02/2018 15:00 Brighton and Hove Albion v West Ham United10/02/2018 15:00 West Ham United v Watford24/02/2018 15:00 Liverpool v West Ham United03/03/2018 15:00 Swansea City v West Ham United10/03/2018 15:00 West Ham United v Burnley17/03/2018 15:00 West Ham United v Manchester United31/03/2018 15:00 Southampton v West Ham United07/04/2018 15:00 Chelsea v West Ham United14/04/2018 15:00 West Ham United v Stoke City21/04/2018 15:00 Arsenal v West Ham United28/04/2018 15:00 West Ham United v Manchester City05/05/2018 15:00 Leicester City v West Ham United13/05/2018 15:00 West Ham United v Everton Scroll down for West Ham’s 2017-18 Premier League fixtures 1last_img read more