A Couple of Flight Endurance Records

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A Couple of Flight Endurance Records

Postby KnightOfFewWords » Fri Oct 11, 2013 4:46 pm

A piece of trivia which caught my eye the other day is that the manned flight endurance record stands at a ridiculous 64 days, 22 hours and 19 minutes, set between 4th December 1958 and 7th February 1959. Robert Timm and John Cook - sponsored by the Hacienda hotel in Las Vegas - flew this plane:

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... for more than two months, refuelling twice a day from a speeding truck.

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Pretty impressive, but today I found at that data tagging has suggested that this bird, the Alpine Swift:

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... can stay airborne for more than six months at a time.

Nice effort guys, but it looks like it would have been cheaper to paint a Hacienda logo on the side of the bird.
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Re: A Couple of Flight Endurance Records

Postby wicked woman » Sat Oct 12, 2013 5:38 pm

You can't beat nature. :D
Of all the forces in the universe, the hardest to overcome is the force of habit. Gravity is easy-peasy by comparison.
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