Fossett already holds 109 world records, but the millionaire isn’t content to stop there. The 26,120 mile flight is expected to take about 80 hours and will break the record set by Bertrand Piccard and Brian Jones in 1999. Their 25,361 mile flight was set in the Breitling Orbiter Balloon.
Fossett set off this morning and is going solo on his journey. I’ll keep my eyes posted on his progress and post updates as I find them. Wish him luck!