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Thread: Global Flyer is on the way

  1. #21
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    Thumbs up Re: Global Flyer is on the way

    If anybody lives in Northern Arizona...LOOK UP!

    If you see a slow moving single contrail, that's him. He's at 200 kts /FL450.

    Don

  2. #22
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    Thumbs up Re: Global Flyer is on the way

    On his way down, passing through 35,000 feet in eastern Colorado. Looks like he's going to make it.

    A bit over an hour to go

    Go Steve!
    Don

  3. #23
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    Descending through 25000 feet about 50 minutes out.

    He's got it made (but you don't stop flying the plane until it's chocked)


  4. #24
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    Default Re: Global Flyer is on the way

    Has anybody seen any specs on what the glide ratio is for that plane? Just curious about how far he could have glided if he had lost his engine while at an altitude of 44,000 feet.

    Rick

  5. #25

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    Please go to page 2. From nine miles to 290 miles. 30/1 glideratio.

    The server is loaded over at virginatlantic missioncontrol and I dunno where Steve is now. By the time I'll wake up in the morning he'll be back on the Terra Firma.

    Where is Steve right about now ?

    rgds,

    Juke

  6. #26
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    Default Re: Global Flyer is on the way

    He's over Kansas, due to land in 30 minutes from right now.

  7. #27

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    Ok roger that.

    So he made it ( 290 miles of gliding power considered ! ) !

    Congratulations Burt and Steve and the whole team.

  8. #28

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    I've been tring to get to the website all morning but keep getting the "The page cannot be displayed" message... good thing you guys are here to keep us informed.

  9. #29

    Default Re: Global Flyer is on the way

    Quote Originally Posted by rpzo
    He's over Kansas, due to land in 30 minutes from right now.
    So touchdown should take place in 5-7 minutes ?

  10. #30

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    I see them now on BBC ! Still approaching...all systems are go. In fact they said it is gliding.
    Gear is down.

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