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April 4, 2011

Cessna 172


Operational History

On December 4, 1958 Robert Timm and John Cook took off from McCarran Airfield, Las Vegas, NV in N9172B. Sixty-four days, 22 hours, 19 minutes and 5 seconds later, they landed back at McCarran Airfield on February 4, 1959. The flight was part of a fund raising effort for the Damon Runyon Cancer Fund. Food and water were transferred by matching speeds with a chase car on a straight stretch of road in the desert, and hoisting the supplies aboard with a rope and bucket. Fuel was taken on by hoisting a hose from a fuel truck up to the aircraft, filling an auxiliary belly tank installed for the flight, pumping that fuel into the aircraft’s regular tanks, and then filling the belly tank again. The drivers steered while a second person matched speeds with the aircraft with his foot on the vehicle’s accelerator pedal.

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April 4, 2011

Fly Heading VS Fly Radial

Often we are confused about the fly and fly heading radial. This 2 things are completely different .

Fly Heading

We follow the heading as on our instrument from present position.

Basicly, all radial is outbound, or away from particular VOR, or known by the term”radials away from the station” while we can only fly inbound and outbound or close toor away from the VOR is specified.

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