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Fossett in New Zealand to attempt another aviation record
Queenstown, New Zealand - He plans to pilot a glider to 19,000 meters
American adventurer Steve Fossett arrived in New Zealand to prepare for his latest assault on aviation record books: gliding to the stratosphere. Fresh from completing the first solo flight around the world in a hot air balloon earlier this month, Fossett plans to surf a powerful updraft over the mountains of southern New Zealand to a new gliding altitude record. The gliding altitude record was set...
AVIONEWS - World Aeronautical Press Agency