L.J. Ferrari (tyler306) wrote,
L.J. Ferrari

"On this Day in American History"

Comment ...... I was very young but I think because of my fascination with Airplanes I remember when this happened.. To be able to fly around the world without landing...

It was on this day in 1949 the Lucky Lady II, a B-50 Superfortress, takes off from Carswell Air Force Base in Fort Worth, Texas, on the first nonstop round-the-world flight. Under the command of Captain James Gallagher, and featuring a crew of 14 men, the aircraft averaged 249 miles per hour on its 23,452-mile trek. The Lucky Lady II was refueled four times in the air by B-29 tanker planes and on March 2 returned to the United States after 94 hours in the air. In December 1986, Voyager, a lightweight propeller plane constructed mainly of plastic, landed at Edwards Air Force Base in Muroc, California, having completed the first global flight without refueling.
Tags: b-50 superfortress, lucky lady ii
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