23 November 2008

Attempt underway to set around the world via the poles speed record

Tag Trans Polar 08 is currently attempting to beat an FAI 54 hours, 7 minutes and 12 seconds speed record set in 1977 by a Pan American B747SP for a circumnavigation of the globe via the North and South Poles.

The Bombardier Global Express aircraft touched down in Christchurch, New Zealand early this morning local time for only 31 minutes.

The planned routing is Farnborough-Whitehorse-Majuro-Christchurch-Punta Arenas-Sal-Farnborough. (HT to MRC Aviation which provides very good coverage of non-scheduled international operations through New Zealand.)

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