Do You Want To Break This Record In Real Life or on FSX?

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Do You Want To Break This Record In Real Life or on FSX?

Post by Aharon » 23 Apr 2019, 18:04

Shalom and greetings all my pals,

Here is the photo of the plane flying NON STOP for 64 days, 22 hours, 19 minutes, and 5 seconds. That is how long the Cessna 172 flew without landing from December 1958 to February 1959. The two pilots refueled from a truck and slept in shifts on a single mattress.

Do any of you want to break this record in real life or on FSX?

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Re: Do You Want To Break This Record In Real Life or on FSX?

Post by Vc Ten » 23 Apr 2019, 18:09

Would it be cheating if you set the sim for unlimited fuel :lol: :lol: :lol:
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Re: Do You Want To Break This Record In Real Life or on FSX?

Post by FlyTexas » 23 Apr 2019, 19:32

I wonder what meals they ate? Probably no curry. :worried:

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Re: Do You Want To Break This Record In Real Life or on FSX?

Post by Nigel H-J » 23 Apr 2019, 19:40

I wonder what meals they ate? Probably no curry. :worried:
What would have happened if they wanted a dump? :worried:

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Re: Do You Want To Break This Record In Real Life or on FSX?

Post by Kevin Farnell » 23 Apr 2019, 20:58

Nigel H-J wrote:
23 Apr 2019, 19:40
I wonder what meals they ate? Probably no curry. :worried:
What would have happened if they wanted a dump? :worried:

Nigel.
You see that open door!

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Re: Do You Want To Break This Record In Real Life or on FSX?

Post by Nigel H-J » 23 Apr 2019, 21:31

You see that open door!
You see what's right underneath? :wasntme:

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Re: Do You Want To Break This Record In Real Life or on FSX?

Post by FlyTexas » 24 Apr 2019, 03:17

Nigel H-J wrote:
23 Apr 2019, 21:31
You see that open door!
You see what's right underneath? :wasntme:

Nigel.
:lol: :lol:

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Re: Do You Want To Break This Record In Real Life or on FSX?

Post by Scorpius » 24 Apr 2019, 10:32

A link:

https://forum.flightgear.org/viewtopic.php?t=16948

Doesn't mention their plans for wanting a dump though. :hide:

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Re: Do You Want To Break This Record In Real Life or on FSX?

Post by Aharon » 24 Apr 2019, 19:04

hhahaha

Anyway, this non stop 64 day event actually happened. The plane is now in museum in airport as seen on this link: https://news3lv.com/features/video-vaul ... of-history

Here is another information on this flight: https://www.aopa.org/news-and-media/all ... circa-1958

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Re: Do You Want To Break This Record In Real Life or on FSX?

Post by FlyTexas » 24 Apr 2019, 19:41

Thanks for the update, Aharon. :) Here's a snip I enjoyed from the 'aopa' article. :lol:

In his diary, John Cook wrote, “We got a quart of bath water, a large towel and soap every other day.”

On January 12, 1959, after refueling chores, Timm removed his clothes and stepped out onto the platform for a refreshing sponge bath. He started by brushing his teeth. Just then Cook realized that the airplane wasn’t going to clear an upcoming ridge if the platform wasn’t pulled in. Cook yelled at Timm to pull in the platform and later told of seeing his partner struggling to complete that task—buck naked, and weighing 240 pounds, with a toothbrush sticking out of one side of his mouth and toothpaste streaming out of the other. They cleared the ridge but learned to delay hygienic activities until they were over flatter terrain.


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