|On December 14, 1986 Dick Rutan and Jeana Yeager began what would be the first attempt to
circumnavigate the globe in an aircraft without refueling. In the Voyager, an aircraft built by Bert Rutan, Dick Rutan’s younger brother they took off from Edwards Air Force Base in Southern California on what would be a record setting nine day, 26,000 mile flight around the world.
The project was spawned from a dream in 1981 when work on the project began. The Voyager, with a telephone booth size cockpit, weighing only 2,500 pound empty, 10,000 fully fueled was constructed from space age materials and technologies with one single purpose in mind, un refueled circumnavigation of the globe.
Aviation artist Craig Kodera captures the Voyager as Rutan and Yeager make a course change so to avoid the 600 mile wide Typhoon Marge on day three of their record breaking flight. By turning south they avoid the storm that easily could of brought the attempt to a disastrous conclusion.
|Image Size:||24" x 48"|
|Type of Edition:||Original Only|