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Global Flyer

American adventurer Steve Fossett completed the first solo non-stop flight around the world without refueling. The flight took 67 hours and one minute. Forsett’s aircraft, the GlobalFlyer, was designed by Burt Rutan. It was made of light composites. The fuel comprised 86 percent of its weight at take-off.
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