5 weeks... no Steve Fossett

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by Blackjack, Oct 8, 2007.


  1. Blackjack

    Blackjack Monkey+++

    5 weeks missing now and no sign of Mr. Fossett "Billionaire Adventurer".

    You would think that with the help of the military and google, they would have at least found wreckage by now.... if there was any.

    Do you think they would use the military and google to find me if I went missing?
     
  2. B540glenn

    B540glenn Should Be Working Founding Member

    Why would Google be of any help? Their aerial images aren't that current. The military satellites would be much more useful.

    Seeing that they found crashed aircraft decades old, they probably won't find him anytime soon. The money will eventually run out and they will give up looking.
     
  3. Seawolf1090

    Seawolf1090 Adventure Riding Monkey Founding Member

    If he dropped that little tube&fabric airplane into a small mountain crevasse - he might be found next century. It makes a needle in a haystack easy by comparison.
     
  4. Brokor

    Brokor Live Free or Cry Moderator Site Supporter+++ Founding Member

    He probably landed safely and then scratched his arm on some rock and got an infection, soon succumbing to the infection he finally realized his own mortality. We may find that during his final hours, the highly intelligent and wealthy sporter had fashioned a unique poultice for his injured arm from the hide of a bear. Unfortunately for the businessman, the untamed beast retracted his offer all too soon, and elected to back out on the transaction, leaving the exchange with a nice new multi-billion dollar laxative.

    Google, huh? You would think that he would have invested in a gps beacon emergency transmitter.
     
  5. ghrit

    ghrit Ambulatory anachronism Administrator Founding Member

    Can't help wondering if he didn't choose to disappear. He had the resources --
     
  6. melbo

    melbo Hunter Gatherer Administrator Founding Member

    I think a lot of these guys 'disapear' for other reasons than pilot error. Lot's of yachts come up floating empty with no sign of foul play as well.

    From looking at a pic of his plane, he could be on mars.
    I didn't know he had circumnavigated

    [​IMG]
     
  7. melbo

    melbo Hunter Gatherer Administrator Founding Member

    Steve Fossett Completes Around The World Flight in GlobalFlyer

    <script> if("Digger" != "Digger" && "Digger" != "Digger") { var dname=("Digger"!="")?"Digger":"Digger"; document.write('<table width=100% cellpadding=0 cellspacing=0><tr><td class="byline">By Guest Author '+dname+'</td></tr></table>'); } else { var dname=("Digger"!="")?"Digger":"Digger"; document.write('<table width=100% cellpadding=0 cellspacing=0><tr><td class="byline">By '+dname+'</td></tr></table>'); } </script><table cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0" width="100%"><tbody><tr><td class="byline">By Digger</td></tr></tbody></table> For those of you who don't see the history in this completion of a flight around the world without refueling let me put some things into perspective. Think back to the Egyptians in some small rags as they dragged a block to the great pyramid. Think of a dirty roman soldier, returning from battle, walking down the Appian Way and looking up at the sky.

    Think of Christopher Columbus as he first saw land after his long and unknown voyage that was based on his belief that there actually would be land. Think of the stagecoaches as they crossed the prairie headed west into the unknown. Think of the Wright brothers finally managing to fly a few feet. Think of Charles Lindbergh flying across the Atlantic.

    Now after you have thought of all of that think of a plane flying for 80 hours, non-stop and without refueling, as it crossed over all of this history.

    Imagine any of those historical humans that we have come to know looking into the sky and seeing this or hearing of this second hand. This is true history and no matter how the media tries to downplay it as just "some rich guy with his toy" remember that all of these great feats in the past cost a lot of money as well and are now looked back on as simply incredible achievements in the history of mankind.

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    Millionaire adventurer Steve Fossett has completed the first solo around-the-world flight without stopping or refueling. "I'm really starting to PERK up, now realizing that I'm getting close to the end," Fossett said earlier in the day after crossing into U.S. airspace over Los Angeles.

    Fossett landed in the central Kansas town around 2:47 p.m., a feat that made him the first person to circumnavigate the globe alone without stopping or refueling.

    A fuel system problem had raised doubt Wednesday whether Fossett could complete the 23,000-mile journey. But Fossett played down the problem overnight, and he and his flight crew agreed to keep the GlobalFlyer in the air rather than abandon the attempt and land in Hawaii.
     
  8. monkeyman

    monkeyman Monkey+++ Moderator Emeritus Founding Member

    I dont think they found those missing nukes yet either...
     
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