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Old June 15th 18, 02:46 AM posted to rec.aviation.soaring
Ramy[_2_]
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Default 1250km straight out without a crew!

https://www.onlinecontest.org/olc-3....l?dsId=6526228
Perhaps the longest crewless straight out flight ever?
Fantastic flight by Jim Lee.

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Old June 15th 18, 04:44 AM posted to rec.aviation.soaring
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Default 1250km straight out without a crew!

Mike Koerner flew the still-standing US Free Distance Record flight to Seminole, TX without a crew. He told the story at an SSA Convention a few years ago. He got a bus to Midland, walked to Odessa, got an airline home. A week or so later his first child was born. A few weeks after that they went back to get the glider. Or something along those lines.

Awesome flight by Jim and bravo to him for going for it!
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Old June 15th 18, 04:51 AM posted to rec.aviation.soaring
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On Thursday, June 14, 2018 at 6:46:52 PM UTC-7, Ramy wrote:
https://www.onlinecontest.org/olc-3....l?dsId=6526228
Perhaps the longest crewless straight out flight ever?
Fantastic flight by Jim Lee.

Ramy


Awesome flight Jim!

(Ramy: Mike Koerner went 902 miles straight out without a crew a very long time ago. But, maybe Jim's flight is a longest pure thermaling adventure)
 




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