Until beginning 1931, the record for flying around the world was not held by a fixed-wing aircraft, but by the Graf Zeppelin, piloted by Hugo Eckener in 1929.
In June 1931, Wiley Post and the Australian navigator Harold Gatty, left Roosevelt Field on Long Island, New York, in the Lockheed Vega 5 "Winnie Mae" with a flight plan that would take them around the world, stopping at Harbour Grace, Flintshire, Hanover twice, Berlin, Moscow, Novosibirsk, Irkutsk, Blagoveshchensk, Khabarovsk, Nome, Fairbanks, Edmonton, and Cleveland before returning to Roosevelt Field. They arrived back in the record time of 8 days and 15 hours and 51 minutes, in the first successful aerial circumnavigation by a single-engined monoplane.
How it looks like in FS9 with GW environment:
"winnie Mae" ready for starting engine at Roosevelt Field, NY,
overflying Avalon Peninsula near St. John's at Newfoundland / Labrador,
on final to Harbour Grace in front (why the hell there ...?),
approaching Flintshire, UK (I presume it was Harwarden Airfield),
landing at Hanover's old airport Vahrenheide,
touch down at Berlin Tempelhof,
crossing the Baltic Sea at dawn while approaching Devau Airport at Königsberg (East Prussia),
getting close to the North American continent at Nome, AK in early morning,
landing at Cleveland, OH,
flying eastwards over Blue Mountain, PA ,
and Manhattan before ...
final landing back at Roosevelt Field
This was already "in the pipline" since several days ...
Last Edit: Jul 25, 2020 13:43:15 GMT -5 by aviastory