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Airplanes. 24 November 2000: Steve Fossett breaks the record for speed around the world, westbound

By a Cessna 750 Citation X plane, powered by a Tay engine manufactured by RR

On 24 November 2000, American adventurer and pilot Steve Fossett and his crew Alexander Tai and Pierre d’Avenas broke the record for speed around the world westbound (805.59 km/h) in a powered aircraft. Twenty years later, this record still stands. The three aviators took off from Cabo San Lucas, Mexico, on 22 November and landed two days later at the same location after flying via Kona, Majuro, Pa...

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