Indian pilots set new flight world record

Indian pilots set new flight world record

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Success! The Flight Design CTsw flown by Indian Air Force Wing Commanders and Squadron Leaders Rahul Monga and Anil Kumar completed a round-the-world flight in 79 days involving 19 countries. This is believed to be a new world record for this class of aircraft and it was done as part of celebration of the Indian Air Force 75th Anniversary. In all countries Monga and Kumar made contact with local air force units to extend greetings.
English pilot Brian Milton did a notable flight around the world in a microlight aircraft in 1998. He completed the circumnavigation in a British-built Pegasus trike in 120 days. Monga and Kumar began their voyage on June 1st at Delhi, India and returned August 19th. At the end of their globe-circling voyage, the pilots flew an Indian Air Force registered airplane to Pakistan and landed for refueling in Karachi, a unusual good-will event for the neighboring countries that have experienced tensions.

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