First Round the World Non-Stop Flight

A B-50 Superfortress plane, Lucky Lady 11 made the first round the world non-stop flight from Carswell Air Force Base, Fort Worth, TX, on February 26, 1949, piloted by U.S. Captain James Gallagher. The flight length was 94 hours and 1 minute, carried a 14-person crew, averaged 249 miles per hour (401 kilometres per hour), during the 23,452-mile (37,734 kilometre) length trip. The plane was refuelled four times in the air by B-29 tanker planes and landed on March 2, 1949.

      February 26, 1949
      Captain James Gallagher
      Fort Worth, TX, USA

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