Fossett Halfway Home!

A few days ago I wrote about millionaire adventurer Steve Fossett, who is currently attempting to set a world record for the longest non-stop flight. Well today, Yahoo News provides us with an update.

It seems that Fossett is halfway to his goal, having reached that mark over Japan late last night. He is now said to be somewhere over the Pacific, gliding in the jet streams. In the first half of his quest, Fossett has faced severe turbulence over India, a fuel leak, and weaker than expected tailwinds, which means he’s going to need some things to go his way if he’s actually going to be successful.

If everything goes according to plans, he’ll touchdown sometime tomorrow outside of London. He’ll have circumnavigated the globe and crossed the Atlantic a second time, having departed from Cape Canaveral, Florida.