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Old 11 February 2006, 12:35   #1
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Another record broken

Well done to Steve Fossett, chalking up another world record up. Near miss at Bournmouth though.

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Is a record attempt any justification for someone to pilot an aeroplane for 76 hours and cope with an emergency situation? Lorry drivers are limited in the hours they do.

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Old 11 February 2006, 12:40   #2
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its the difference between leisure and commercial - virgin atlantic pilots cant fly beyond a specified amount of time on duty let alone at the controls...private pilots can fly for as long as they like - same on the roads for cars and trucks. fair play to him, must be shagged now..

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Old 11 February 2006, 15:18   #3
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I think anything goes in the field of lunatic endeavour.

Probably best that any other users of that airspace / shipping lane / motorway / footpath* know what's going on though!

After Ellen MacArthur did her round thw world some miserable **** wrote to Sailing Today or PBO to complain that she wasn't observing colregs. Their argument was that as she had to sleep some time, sho couldn't possibly be keeping a proper watch!

* the footpath is an essential inclusion here - remember the couple that walked the length of Britain naked!
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