Steve Fossett - Quotes

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The good thing about flying solo is it's never boring. ---->>>

A hot air balloon requires a great deal of fuel to keep it aloft, so that you can't fly it even for one day. A gas balloon, which usually uses helium, has the problem that the helium cools at night when the sun is not on it, and you have to throw ballast overboard to keep it from going to the surface. ---->>>

This is a Solo Flight, but I want aviation enthusiasts and adventurers everywhere to join me in the endeavour. ---->>>

Flying solo, you have a fair workload. I'm not only flying the balloon but doing the navigation, communications, repairing the burners, taking care of the equipment. ---->>>

I pick projects according to how fascinating they are to me, and it has resulted in a broad reach. My records are actually in five different sports: balloons, airplanes, airships, gliders, and sailboats. ---->>>

I was never comfortable with the risk of climbing in the Himalayas, or the amount of time in idleness that is involved in the Everest expedition. ---->>>

I do have some books, but in all the distance flights I've made I've never opened the books. I've been too busy. ---->>>

Biography

Nationality: American
Born: 04-22, 1944
Birthplace: Jackson, Tennessee, U.S.
Die: 2007-09-03
Occupation: Aviator
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James Stephen "Steve" Fossett (April 22, 1944 – c. September 3, 2007) was an American businessman and a record-setting aviator, sailor, and adventurer. He was the first person to fly solo nonstop around the world in a balloon. He made his fortune in the financial services industry and was best known for many world records, including five nonstop circumnavigations of the Earth: as a long-distance solo balloonist, as a sailor, and as a solo flight fixed-wing aircraft pilot (wikipedia)