September 26, 2022
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8/17/1989: Qantas Operates Longest Nonstop Delivery Flight

Long before ‘Project Sunrise’, Qantas (QF) had already flown nonstop on the famous ‘Kangaroo Route’.

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Today in Aviation: ‘Friendship One’ Sets Round-the-world Record

Today in Aviation, Friendship One, a United Airlines (UA) Boeing 747-SP (Special Performance), set a new round-the-world record in 1988. The type circled the globe in 36 hours, 54 minutes, and 15 seconds. The jet (N147UA) had left Seattle’s Boeing Field (BFI) at 7:14 pm local time on January 28. Onboard were numerous journalists, celebrities, […]

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