View of Whiteplains Plantation

View of Whiteplains Plantation
Over Head View - Taken May 8, 2011 Photo By: Phil Rainwater

Friday, January 23, 2015

Around the world, over the poles - AOPA




A pilot from Fredericksburg, Virginia, has flown around the world in a single-engine airplane on a route down the eastern side of the Americas, over the South Pole, across the Pacific Ocean, up the West Coast of the U.S. to Alaska, over the North Pole, and home.
Followers tagged along on social media and an online flight tracker as Bill Harrelson, 68, completed his journey with a landing back where he started in Kinston, North Carolina, the afternoon of Jan. 21. The final leg capped a 24-day adventure that will allow him to claim a speed record that his team said "shatters" a 1987 mark set by Richard D. Norton.
Harrelson, already a long-distance record holder who had attempted the over-the-poles flight in 2013, flew a modified Lancair IV single-engine airplane capable of carrying 361 gallons of fuel in nine tanks.

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Around the world, over the poles - AOPA

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