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p-11.cAce
02-09-2006, 06:24 AM
Steve Fossett is grooving right along on his 25,000 mile 80 hour flight attempt. You can keep up with the flight here:
http://www.virginatlanticglobalflyer.com/
I can't believe the lack of press that these latest flights have recieved. Space-ship one, the first global flyer flight, and now this global flyer flight have all been ignored for the most part in the MSM as well as on the net. Why is this? We hear endless negative trash all the time - why not grab on to some of these positive stories about inspiring events that highlight human ingenuity and exploration?

p-11.cAce
02-09-2006, 06:24 AM
Steve Fossett is grooving right along on his 25,000 mile 80 hour flight attempt. You can keep up with the flight here:
http://www.virginatlanticglobalflyer.com/
I can't believe the lack of press that these latest flights have recieved. Space-ship one, the first global flyer flight, and now this global flyer flight have all been ignored for the most part in the MSM as well as on the net. Why is this? We hear endless negative trash all the time - why not grab on to some of these positive stories about inspiring events that highlight human ingenuity and exploration?

shahsxfx
02-09-2006, 06:43 AM
80hrs!
And what no bathroom breaks!
How many times will he have to watch the same move over and over again!?

The reasons why MSM isn't covering this

1) American Idle, now if he were flying with a pissed of English man and 40 people who couldn't sing then maybe he would get some press!

2) Olympics, come on they have two man luge!
And that the newest event sex on ice which will be replacing that horrible ice dancing ****!

3) Any one can fly for 80 hours non stop in a nice roomy plane with out going mad! Try flying from LA to Newark in coach in the middle seat with two very obese men on either side of you who have suddenly developed gas!

4) 80s hours... and no commercials!

no but its really sad that no one gave a dam, but I'm hoping that Discovery does a nice little review of the deign and his flight.

p-11.cAce
02-09-2006, 09:35 AM
UPDATE - Ok now that there is MINOR problem he finally gets some coverage http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/51.gif Nothing on CNN or Fox but Yahoo has a little blurb covering the fact that Steve lost 750# of fuel during the initial climbout. Ok lets keep this in perspective - he took off with 18,000# of fuel...as in 9 u.s. tons of fuel! Yes this may have an impact on the flight but you would think he lost half his fuel load or more by the way the report reads. Unfortunatly I guess he will make all the headlines if he fails and none if he succeeds. Typical http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/51.gif