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Ten Years Ago Today: Steve Fossett set a gliding world record by flying to above 15,000m

Lausanne, Switzerland - It still stands today

Ten years ago today (29 August 2016) famous aviator Steve Fossett set a gliding world record that still stands today. Flying with former NASA test pilot Einar Enevoldson the pair hit an absolute altitude of 15,460m while flying in mountain wave above the Andes in Argentina. The flight was the successful culmination of the Perlan Project, which had been set up by Fossett and Enevoldson in 1999. The...

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