Re-creation of 1919 cross-Atlantic flight is successful
Saturday, June 4, 2005
and his co-pilot Mark Rebholz successfully flew a custom-built replica biplane across the Atlantic from St. John's, Newfoundland, Canada and landed on Sunday at a golf course in , in the west of Ireland.
The trip took approximately 17 hours, 45 minutes longer than the original flight back in June 1919, which was flown by British pilotsand , who on their original trip, crash landed in a swamp.
Mr. Fossett is a multi millionaire who earned his fortune in the American financial markets. He holds 15 passages in sailing — including the record for fastest of the world. He was the first person ever to fly a solo, non-stop, aerial circumnavigation of the globe in a jet aircraft. He has also swam the and driven the .
The adventurer also holds the interesting distinction of holding more world records than anyone else — currently 62 world records.
- "Fossett set to recreate first non-stop trans-Atlantic flight" — Wikinews, June 12, 2005