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In pictures: Fossett's record flight
Fossett climbs out of jet
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Steve Fossett returns home after his record-breaking solo jet circumnavigation
GlobalFlyer is fuelled on the ground (AFP)
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The flight began on Tuesday. Fossett's plane was more than 80% fuel by weight
The GlobalFlyer aircraft taking off from Kansas on 1 March (AP)
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Take-off for the former stockbroker was in Salina, Kansas
Flight passes over Morocco (AFP)
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Winds took Fossett further south than expected, over North Africa
Mission control press briefing (AP)
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Back in Kansas, there was concern about the amount of fuel on GlobalFlyer...
GlobalFlyer over California (AP)
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...but favourable tail winds allowed the adventurer to push on
Plane touches down in Kansas (AP)
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Back to Earth after 67 hours and 2 minutes and 38 seconds
Fossett opens a bottle with Sir Richard Branson (AP)
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Time to celebrate with friend and sponsor, the Virgin Group's Sir Richard Branson

Fossett sets solo flight record
03 Mar 05 |  Science/Nature


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