Do You Know – July

AVIATION HISTORICAL ACHIEVEMENT IN JULY

July 22, 1933 – First round the world Solo Flight
Wiley Hardeman Post – Wiley post took off on July 15, 1933 and landed in July 22, 1933 at Floyd Bennett Field in New York (USA) exactly where he took after 7 Days, 18 Hours and 49 1/2 Minutes after completing first round the world solo Flight.

July 3, 2002 – First solo nonstop round-the-world balloon flight
James Stephen Fossett – First person to fly around the world alone, nonstop, in any kind of aircraft. He launched the 10-story high balloon Spirit of Freedom from Northam, Western Australia, on June 19, 2002 and returned to Australia on July 3, 2002, subsequently landing in Queensland. Duration and distance of this solo balloon flight was 13 days, 8 hours, 33 minutes (14 days 19 hours 50 minutes to landing), 20,626.48 statute miles (33,195.10 km).

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