Steve Fawcett maintains A world record that no one has dared to break yet. In 2006, aboard an experimental aircraft called the “Virgin Atlantic GlobalFlyer”, Orbited the planet for 3 days, 4 hours and 45 minutes, traveling a total distance of 42,4679 kilometers without stopping,
By the time he faced record crossings, Fawcett, a US citizen who had become a millionaire for his investments on Wall Street, had already endured several acts of resistance throughout his life.
he swam across the english channel, was The first person to cross the Pacific Ocean alone in a hot air balloon, then circle the globe in the same way, circled the world again in a sailing ship without stopping, and had become On board the “Virgin Atlantic GlobalFlyer”, the first person to sail around the world solo and non-stopThe flight at that time lasted 67 hours.
By 2007 it looked like Fawcett had already done all the aerial feats and broke all the records any mortal could aspire to, but Something else was still missing in this man’s mind that since childhood he showed his passion for adventure by climbing mountains in California with his group scouts
Fawcett wanted to break the land speed record approaching Joe with a vehicle driven by an engine 1,300 kmph, For this, He decided to find a dry lake that would allow him to perform the feat.,
came out September 3, 2007 from his Conrad Hilton farm in Nevada Single-engine airplane in search of ideal location, but never seen again, Fawcett disappeared without a trace,
Since then, he has taken various Aerial and ground rescue work that was too complicated because Fawcett did not reveal his flight plan to anyone, A month after his disappearance, investigators in the case concluded that the millionaire’s plane had crashed, and An Illinois state judge declared him legally dead in February 2008.At the request of her widow, who said in a statement that there are “no plans for further searches” for her missing husband.
Even then, In early October of that year, the investigation was reopened. When in the town of Mammoth Lakes, between California and Nevada, after Some hikers accidentally found clothing and some personal belongings that belonged to Fawcett. Among them were a T-shirt, coins and an identity card with his name written on it.
Following the discovery, California officials sent new expeditions by land and air to the area, allowing them to search in a mountainous area. Three thousand meters above sea level, the remains of the single-engine Belanca 8KCAB aircraft that belonged to Courageous,
California police announced at the time that although they had found the remains of the plane, the pilot’s body was not found inside the fuselage, raising hopes for his relatives. “I hope this search will find my husband’s remains”he said in a statement Peggy FawcettBillionaire’s widow.
However, officials announced that due to the condition in which the plane was found, it “seriously” raised doubts about the possibility that Fawcett had left the plane before the crash. And as the researchers predicted, Months later, skeletal remains were found several kilometers away from the crash site, which was later confirmed by a DNA test to be a millionaire., It was estimated that the remains were scattered over that distance by wild animals in the area.
Despite his death, Fawcett will live on in the memory of all lovers of aviation and adventure, becoming one of the few to have circumnavigated the world by both land and air, and has been a pursuer throughout his life. Huh. Most fearless act.