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post #1 of 7 Old Feb 10th, 2006, 12:35 am Thread Starter
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Steve Fossett/Virgin. Attempt to brake air record

For those who like air trips, Steve Fossett is doing a nice one.
You can follow each minute here:
http://www.virginatlanticglobalflyer...trol/Tracking/

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Watched him take off out the office window the other morning. He used damn near the whole 3 miles to get up.

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He just enter over land.
The location is close the the Mexican border

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That's great. The last I had heard in the news was they had a fuel leak that was delaying the attempt but obviously they got that resolved. It looks like they are almost home. This is quite an accomplishment.


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Watched him take off out the office window the other morning. He used damn near the whole 3 miles to get up.
That must have been one tricky takeoff!

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