GlobalFlyer Attempting Third World Record

Global Flyer in Google EarthSteve Fossett launched from Salina, Kansas, for the third major record attempt in the GlobalFlyer yesterday morning. This time Steve is attempting to set the closed circuit distance record around the world. Someone forwarded me a new network link for watching Global Flyer’s track as it makes the attempt in real-time. It includes a GlobalFlyer icon, which currently shows him flying over Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.

This network link is being provided by Blue Sky Networks, a sponsor for GlobalFlyer. The network link was developed by Metal Toad Media.

About Frank Taylor

Frank Taylor started the Google Earth Blog in July, 2005 shortly after Google Earth was first released. He has worked with 3D computer graphics and VR for many years and was very impressed with this exciting product. Frank completed a 5.5 year circumnavigation of the earth by sailboat in June 2015 which you can read about at Tahina Expedition, and is a licensed pilot, backpacker, diver, and photographer.


  1. Hmm, if you load them both up, it looks to me like he’s going well off course! (at the time of this comment)

  2. Did Steve Fossett manage to beat the record?

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