Answer: Flight plan changes to add distance
There are 50 pre-selected points on Steve's route that have been approved by the FAI. He will fly the pre-selected route and cover just over 22,000 nm.
K-State at Salina students tracked the progress of aviator Steve Fossett as he successfully piloted the Virgin Atlantic GlobalFlyer around the world in pursuit of the Closed Circuit Distance Record. For more information go to www.salina.k-state.edu/globalflyer