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Old 08-21-2014, 07:41 AM
 
Location: Orlando, FL
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Athens to Chicago. 12+ Hours.

I know my longest will be when I head to Australia one day.
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Old 08-23-2014, 11:49 AM
 
Location: VA
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Los Angeles - Singapore before Singapore Airlines cancelled the route. An extremely long 17-18 hours only made bearable by SQs excellent service even on cattle class.
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Old 08-23-2014, 06:13 PM
 
Location: Niceville, FL
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I'm a long haul lightweight- probably Dusseldorf to Chicago.
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Old 08-26-2014, 01:15 PM
 
Location: Trumbull/Danbury
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New York to Frankfurt. Only like 7:15 so I definitely DON'T win.
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Old 08-27-2014, 04:07 AM
 
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Brussels-LA. In a 747 Jumbo. It was in 1971. I don't think it would be possible today due to kerozene saving regulations.
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Old 08-28-2014, 11:53 AM
 
Location: Type 0.7 Kardashev
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But how many of you have been on a non-stop flight that lasted over two months?
In a Cessna 172, no less?

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During the months of December 1958 and January and February 1959, two young men flew a mission-modified Cessna 172 around and around over the desert Southwest for 64 days, 22 hours, and 19 minutes. The world endurance record in a propeller-driven airplane was set in that little Cessna almost 50 years ago.

A Ford truck, donated by Cashman Auto in Las Vegas, was outfitted with a fuel pump, tank, and other paraphernalia required to support the aircraft in flight. When fuel was required, a rendezvous would be arranged on a stretch of straight road in the desert near Blythe, California. An electric winch lowered a hook, the fuel pump hose was picked up, and Timm or Cook inserted it into the belly tank. It took a little more than three minutes to fill the belly tank.

The total fuel capacity of the airplane was 142 gallons. Plans called for refueling twice daily. Sometimes weather or the inevitable glitches upset the schedule, and a new rendezvous was worked out by radio. This activity was repeated more than 128 times.
Endurance Test, Circa 1958 - AOPA
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Old 08-28-2014, 01:42 PM
 
Location: The Netherlands
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Mine was From LA to Sri Lanka honestly I don't remember how long I was sitting but at the end I have had enough.
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Old 08-30-2014, 08:09 PM
 
Location: When the people find that they can vote themselves money, that will herald the end of the republic
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LAX to SYD 14.5 hours on QANTAS in economy class - like sardines !!!
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Old 09-02-2014, 11:49 PM
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Location: Seek Jesus while He can still be found!
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LAX to Rio de Janeiro ~13+ hrs
This was many many years ago on Varig Airlines.
But it only seemed like a few hrs as my SO and I were flying 1st class !!!
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Old 09-04-2014, 06:19 AM
 
Location: Savannah GA/Lk Hopatcong NJ
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No offense intended to the OP, but am I the only one that finds these kinds of 'just enter your own data and no food for discussion' threads boring. The only ones who even bother posting are ones who think they might 'win'. (and complainers like me :-) -- I know if you don't like, why click)
Why bother to click and read if it bores or annoys you, then post a cranky post about it....just move on
I find this thread rather interesting
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