Icon's lead test pilot killed in A5 accident
Icon's lead test pilot killed in A5 accidentAOPA PilotKarkow was a lead engineer at Scaled Composites before joining Icon and played a central role in designing and building the long-winged, GlobalFlyer in which adventurer Steve Fossett set world distance and endurance records. Tall, thin, thoughtful, and ...and more »
Posted on 8 May 2017 | 6:11 pm
Fast times, but no records broken in 70th
Los Angeles TimesFast times, but no records broken in 70th Newport to Ensenada race ...Los Angeles TimesNo records were broken in the 70th Newport to Ensenada race, but there were two boats that finished under six hours after Friday's start in Newport Beach.and more »
Posted on 29 April 2017 | 9:20 pm
Stratospheric glider crosses 30,000-foot
The Record-CourierStratospheric glider crosses 30,000-foot mark for first time ...The Record-CourierA glider designed to soar into the stratosphere cracked 30000 feet for the first time on a high-altitude flight over the Sierra on Saturday.Pilots Jim Payne and ...and more »
Posted on 24 April 2017 | 12:22 pm
UPI Almanac for Saturday, April 22, 2017 -
UPI.comUPI Almanac for Saturday, April 22, 2017UPI.com... jazz bass player Charles Mingus in 1922; TV producer Aaron Spelling in 1923; actress Charlotte Rae in 1926 (age 91); singer Glen Campbell in 1936 (age 81); actor Jack Nicholson in 1937 (age 80); businessman/balloon-flight record-setter Steve ...
Posted on 22 April 2017 | 12:40 am
Celebrity dancers announced for 2017 Star
Vail Daily NewsCelebrity dancers announced for 2017 Star Dancing Gala, July 18Vail Daily NewsIntroduced to the Vail Valley Foundation's YouthPower365 by late friend Steve Fossett, Simpson said he is dedicated to supporting the next generation. Even with his built-in advantage, Simpson has a corps of dancers lined up to dazzle and entertain the ...
Posted on 21 April 2017 | 12:05 pm
Solar aeroplane arrives in Myanmar
Solar Impulse, the solar-powered plane attempting to fly around the world, completes leg four from Varanasi in India to Mandalay in Myanmar.
Posted on 18 March 2015 | 6:18 pm
Solar aeroplane crosses India
Solar Impulse, the solar-powered plane attempting to fly around the world, completes the first leg in a two-hop flight from India to Myanmar.
Posted on 17 March 2015 | 11:33 pm
2005 : Steve Fossett, the First Man to Fly
Among the long list of Steve Fossett’s exploits, there is a particularly striking one whose anniversary Photo credit: NASA/Kim Shiflettwe celebrate today: on 3 March 2005, he became the first man to fly solo around the world, unrefuelled. Departing from ...
Posted on 2 March 2015 | 9:27 pm
Plane crash billionaire Steve Fossett was
The air crash that killed daredevil entrepreneur Steve Fossett was probably caused by powerful wind gusts that forced his small plane to slam into a mountain. The 63-year-old, whose two-seater pleasure craft was found wrecked 13 months after he disappeared ...
Posted on 10 July 2009 | 2:11 am
Steve Fossett's remains found near
Some remains of billionaire adventurer Steve Fossett's body have been found in the wreckage of his plane, federal investigators said Thursday. NTSB acting Chairman Mark Rosenker declined comment on what was found but said it wasn't surprising how little ...
Posted on 2 October 2008 | 9:19 am
Confirmed: Steve Fossett Wreckage Found
Authorities said Thursday morning that the wreckage initially spotted by aerial searchers is the plane piloted by missing adventurer Steve Fossett, not seen since he took off from an airstrip at an isolated ranch in the Nevada desert some 13 months ago.
Posted on 1 October 2008 | 8:15 pm
Timeline: Steve Fossett disappearance
Search for Steve Fossett revives after hiker in California finds pilot's licence, an ID card and $1,000 in cash Adventurer Steve Fossett waves to the crowds in Salina, Kansas before a flight in 2005. Photograph: Carl De Souza/AFP More than a year since ...
Posted on 1 October 2008 | 10:00 am
NTSB blames downdrafts in Steve Fossett
The aircrash that killed entrepreneur Steve Fossett, famed for his daredevil aerial feats, probably was caused by downdrafts that exceeded the ability of his small plane to recover before slamming into a California mountainside, federal safety officials s
Posted on 9 July 2009 | 12:46 pm
NTSB: Witness saw Fossett plane fight strong
A man who believes he saw Steve Fossett's plane moments before it slammed into a mountain said headwinds were so strong that day that the plane appeared to be "standing still," according to a federal report released Thursday.
Posted on 5 March 2009 | 6:54 pm
DNA links bones near plane crash site to
Authorities said Monday they have positively identified some of Steve Fossett's remains: two large bones found a half-mile from where the adventurer's plane crashed in California's Sierra Nevada.
Posted on 30 October 2008 | 4:56 pm
Fossett plane recovery might not resume this
California officials say recovery efforts around the site of adventurer Steve Fossett's downed plane might not resume until summer.
Posted on 5 October 2008 | 1:20 am
Like mountains that stole Fossett, mystery
The sky was clear that morning, the wind light. Steve Fossett took off alone from hotel magnate Barron Hilton's ranch about 70 miles southeast of Reno in a blue and white stunt plane with orange stripes and blue sunbursts on the wings.
Posted on 1 October 2008 | 10:56 am
Resolved Question: Have you heard? It is
I am really glad. Such a shame this is not on the major news channels that accused him of that! terrified spider - the DNA in the bones says they are his.
Posted on 3 November 2008 | 9:54 pm
Resolved Question: Did Steve Fossett grow up
He went to a pretty nice school and lived a hell of a life. Did he make it all for himself or did he grow up well off?
Posted on 3 November 2008 | 9:31 am
Resolved Question: Found $1,000 with Steve
Did I hear right? A hiker found $1,000 with Steve Fosset ID cards?
Posted on 1 October 2008 | 2:34 pm
Resolved Question: Who thinks that Steve
Stranger things have happened - case of John Darwin and his canoe recently in the UK and that MP who pretended to drown and turned up in Australia in the 70's. But is it really very likely in the case of Steve Fossett? Or was it all just a sad misadventure?
Posted on 28 July 2008 | 2:24 am
Resolved Question: Do you think Steve
In the news today it states:
AVIATION adventurer Steve Fossett may have faked his own death with allegations he was leading a double life and cheating on his wife........
What's your point of view....? Claims are:::
SECRET MISTRESSES: Fossett cheated on his wife with TWO lovers in an amazing double life.
BAFFLING CHOICE OF PLANE: Fossett chose a light stunt aircraft which could be easily dismantled and hidden, a type he did NOT like.
NO EMERGENCY KIT: Despite a lifetime's experience he supposedly set off on the three-hour flight in just T-shirt and shorts with no parachute or his regular global positioning system watch.
TAKE-OFF PUZZLE: The only witness who says he saw Fossett fly off has never been quizzed by the authorities.
TRACKER RIDDLE: The plane was fitted with a satellite rescue beacon to pinpoint its position for rescuers but no signal was ever received. source - http://www.news.com.au/story/0,23599,24087891-5013865,00.html
Posted on 27 July 2008 | 7:55 pm