Around the Earth without refueling: top world records of travel

Round-the-world nonstop flights

The world’s first nonstop round-the-world flight took place in 1949.

Strategic bomber of the 43rd bomb group, us air force, US army Boeing B-50 Superfortress with a crew of 14 people on February 26 took off from an airbase Caswell (Fort worth, Texas).

The aircraft with two piston engines were built by aircraft designer Burt Rutan specifically for the installation of the record. The flight lasted 216 hours, 3 minutes and 44 seconds. Just plane overcame 42 432 km with an average speed of 186,11 km/h.

1-3 March 2005, the owner and pilot Steve Fossett in the Virgin Atlantic GlobalFlyer aircraft set a world speed record for a manned round-the-world nonstop flight without refueling.

Single-seat aircraft, with a turbojet engine, developed by Burt Rutan of Scaled Composites, flew around the Earth in 67 hours, 1 minute and 46 seconds. The average flight speed amounted to KTZ 590.7 km/h, the aircraft covered the distance in 36 of 912 km.

Records duration flights

First in a series of loud Soviet record of the duration of air travel was the achievement of the crew of Valery Chkalov, Georgy Baidukov and Alexander Belyakov.

20-22 July 1936, they the experimental aircraft ANT-25 (the main designers Andrei Tupolev and Paul Dry) flew from Moscow to the far Eastern Udd island (now Chkalov island, Khabarovsk territory). The aircraft had covered a distance of 9 374 km in 56 hours and 20 minutes.

12-14 July 1937 the crew of the Mikhail Gromov, Andrey Yumashev and Sergey Danilin at the ANT-25 has improved the achievements of colleagues, having performed for 62 hours and 17 minutes non-stop flights to a distance of 11 500 km on the route Moscow — San Jacinto (California, USA).

Their record was broken in November 1938, two Vickers Wellesley bombers of the RAF flew without landing 11 539 km between Egypt and New Australia.

Record the duration of the piloting of the aircraft with the refueling was installed in 1959 in USA.

Robert Timm and John cook on a specially prepared light aircraft Cessna 172 took off from McCarran airport (Las Vegas, Nevada) December 4, 1958. The aircraft continuously circled over the airfield for 64 days 22 hours 19 minutes 5 seconds and 5 February 1959 and made a soft landing. Refueling in the air was carried out twice a day using a fuel tanker moving on the airfield.

The record for the extended piloting of the aircraft without refueling, is set in 2015 during the round-the-world flight Andre Borschberg, on Solar Impulse 2 electroanalyt.

In the period from 28 June to 3 July in the area of Nagoya (Japan) — Hawaii (USA) Borschberg for 117 hours and 52 minutes and covered a distance of 7 km. 212 at the same time he set the record for the longest non-stop flight to elektrozapalom. Myself a round the world flight was interrupted due to a failure of the batteries of the aircraft.

Record the longest flight of the unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) installed apparatus QinetiQ Zephyr 7 at the test site Yuma US army (Arizona). The UAV stayed in the air for two weeks — 336 hours and 22 minutes and 8 seconds.

The longest non-stop scheduled flights

As of June 2017 longest non-stop flight in the world performs the Qatari airline Qatar Airways on the route Auckland (New Zealand) — Doha (Qatar).

The first flight was made on 6 February 2017. On the flight used long-haul wide-body passenger aircraft Boeing 777-200LR. Distance 14 524 km between Auckland and Doha, it takes 17 hours 30 minutes.

The longest non-stop flight among Russian carriers performs “Aeroflot”. This flight SU106 on the route Moscow — Los Angeles (USA) length 9781 km long-Haul wide-body aircraft Airbus A330-200 overcome him for 12 hours and 50 minutes.

Carrier Singapore Airlines expects to receive in 2018 ultramarine widebody airliner Airbus A350-900ULR. It is expected that these machines will be used for non-stop flights from Singapore to new York (USA) at a record distance of 15 km. 348