Last year, Steve Fossett made the first solo non-stop flight around the world. This year, he tries to go one better by attempting the longest flight ever made – targetting 26,000 miles, 3000 miles more than last year. The plane carries 18,000 lbs of fuel and needs 10,000 ft to take off, so it’s using the NASA runway at the Kennedy Space Centre. You can follow progress on the the attempts webpage; alternatively, download trackers for your mobile from Keni for that always connected feeling.
My company (Metal Toad Media) put together the map images that Blue Sky Network provided for the mission tracking. We just recently created a time lapse animation that shows the Global Flyer flight in high speed.