Monday, 31 December 2012

How A Slot Machine Mechanic Flew 150,000 Miles Over 64 Days Without Landing

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Maybe you've never heard of the Hacienda Hotel, but you may have seen a Cessna 172 with 'Hacienda' plastered on the side in big, goofy letters hanging in the Las Vegas airport. They're connected. The plane's owner worked at the Hacienda, and, along with a co-pilot, set the record for the longest manned, refueled flight in 1959 by traveling 150,000 miles without landing.

Here's how (and why) they did it.

(via mental_floss)

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