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When was the first non-stop, unrefueled airplane flight around the world?

The Voyager airplane was the first to fly non-stop around the world.

The Voyager non-stop flight took 9 days, 3 minutes, and 44 seconds. [©Jupiter Images, 2009]
©Jupiter Images, 2009
The Voyager non-stop flight took 9 days, 3 minutes, and 44 seconds.

Dick Rutan (b. 1943) and Jeana Yeager (b. 1952) flew the Voyager, a trimaran monoplane, in a closed circuit loop westbound and back to Edwards Air Force Base, California, December 14-23, 1986. The flight lasted 9 days, 3 minutes, 44 seconds and covered 24,986.7 miles (40,203.6 kilometers).

Around the World

The first successful around the world flight was made by two Douglas World Cruisers between April 6 and September 28, 1924. Four aircraft originally left Seattle, Washington, and two went down. The two successful planes completed 27,553 miles (44,332.8 kilometers) in 175 days-with 371 hours 11 minutes being their actual flying time. Between June 23 and July 1, 1931, Wiley Post (1900-1935) and Harold Gatty (1903-1957) flew around the world, starting from New York, in their Lockheed Vega, Winnie Mae.

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