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It happened on 8 August: first woman to circumnavigate the world by helicopter
Lausanne, Switzerland - In 1997 she completed the feat in 97 days, flying with co-pilot Quentin Smith
British helicopter pilot Jennifer Murray became the first woman to successfully fly round the world in a helicopter 20 years ago, on 8 August 1997. She completed the feat in 97 days, flying with co-pilot Quentin Smith. Flying a small, single-piston helicopter, the Robinson R-44, she and he set off from England on 10 May 1997. They then flew east, travelling through 28 countries before arriving back...
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