GlobalFlyer To Make Final Flight May 23
Last Stop: National Air And Space Museum
GlobalFlyer lands at EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2006.
May 19, 2006 — The GlobalFlyer, in which EAA member Steve Fossett made three record non-stop around-the-world solo flights over the past two years, makes its final flight next Tuesday, May 23. Fossett will fly the record-setting aircraft from its adopted home at the Salina, Kansas airport to Washington D.C.'s Dulles International. There it will be handed over to officials at the National Air and Space Museum's Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center.
The single-jet airplane was a main attraction at EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2005. When it was displayed in the center of AeroShell Square alongside White Knight/SpaceShipOne, AirVenture visitors were treated to the first and only concurrent display of the two vessels. They also made several flight demonstrations during the week. Both aircraft were built in Mojave, California, at Burt Rutan's Scaled Composites.
Immediately following the 2005 convention, SpaceShipOne was carried to NASM where it's now displayed at the Milestones of Flight exhibit.