2 Jun 2011

31 May: Steve beats them all!

31 May at 12:00 Steve landed in southwestern Svalbard. Having departed in the morning of 30 May at 6:00 he finished a non-stop journey of approx. 2,400 km in 30 hours. The GPS data we down-loaded indicate a non-stop flight - with an average groundspeed of c. 80 km/h, and occasional speeds of up to 127 km/h. The latter obviously must be with a good taild-wind, because we normally believe their own flight speed is around 60-70 km/hour.