Thought for the day..” On the keyboard of life, always keep one finger on the escape key”.
” Needing someone is like needing a parachute. If they are not there the first time, chances are you will not be needing them again”.
With all the publicity at the moment for the 787 and the Paris Air show, there are some interesting facts about the world’s longest flights. On 9th November 2005, a Boeing 777 -200LR flew from Hong Kong to London eastwards, covering 21 602km in 22 hours 22 minutes. The aircraft carried 8 pilots for this flight. But the overall record flight is surprisingly still held by a propellor driven aircraft, the Lockheed Starliner. The TWA flight from London to San Fransisco via the Polar route on 1 October 1957 flew for 23 hours 19 minutes non-stop. Between 1943 and 1945, Qantas operated a Catalina flying boat between Western Australia and Sri Lanka, with a flight time of between 28 hours and 33 hours, called the Double Sunrise service. Until November this year, the Singapore Airlines flight from Newark to Singapore (15 345 km) holds the current record for the longest flight, with a flight time of 18 hours 45 minutes.
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