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Fri, Feb 11, 2005

Global Flyer: Delayed Again

No Launch Before February 19th

Steve Fossett will have to wait a little longer.

The wind borne adventurer who has his eyes set on flying around the world solo, non-stop and non-refueled says he still doesn't have the right winds for his attempt. So the Virgin Atlantic Global Flyer will remain grounded until at least February 19th.

As ANN has reported, the problems lie high above the Earth, in the jet stream. At first, the stream was too far north for the distance record Fossett wants to set. Now, it appears the ride is just too bumpy.

The web site says that turbulence should ease up again -- sometime around February 19th.

FMI: www.virginatlanticglobalflyer.com

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