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The First Non-Stop Flight Around The World

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Captain James Gallagher, flying the B-50 Superfortress took off on February 26, 1949 Carswell Air Force base in Fort Worth, Texas in the first round-the-world, non-stop flight. The plane, carried a crew of 14, averaged 249 miles per hour on the 23,452-mile trip that ended successfully on March 2. The Superfortress was refuelled four times in the air by B-29 tanker planes.

Posted:  2004-01-06  4:19:45 PM

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