Framed Rutan 76 Voyager Print signed by pilots Dick Rutan and Jeana Yeager
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Framed Rutan 76 Voyager Print signed by pilots Dick Rutan and Jeana YeagerThis is a signed print of the first aircraft ever to fly around the world non-stop without refuelling. Both pilots Dick Rutan and Jeana Yeager have scribbled their names on and the actual print is signed. The framing has seen better days but will scrub up fairly well, the print itself is in good condition. This is a real gem in the world of aviation history.
25.5 x 21.5 inch frame The Rutan Model 76 Voyager was the first aircraft to fly around the world without stopping or refueling. It was piloted by Dick Rutan and Jeana Yeager. The flight took off from Edwards Air Force Base's 15,000 foot (4,600 m) long runway in the Mojave Desert on December 14, 1986, and ended 9 days, 3 minutes and 44 seconds later on December 23, setting a flight endurance record. The aircraft flew westerly 26,366 statute miles (42,432 km; the FAI accredited distance is 40,212 km) at an average altitude of 11,000 feet (3,350 m). This broke a previous flight distance record set by a United States Air Force crew piloting a Boeing B-52 that flew 12,532 miles (20,168 km) in 1962. Jeana Yeager (born May 18, 1952 in Fort Worth, Texas, USA) is an aviatrix. She is most famous for co-piloting a non-stop, non-refueled flight around the world in the Rutan Voyager aircraft ... read more