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PETER   GLUCKMAN

1. DATA FILE


THE PILOT

Names : Peter Gluckman
Nationality : USA
Peter Gluckman disapeared at sea in 1960 in his Bonanza N35C trying to set a record between Tokyo and the US

THE AEROPLANE

Made : Meyers 200D
Type : Low wing monoplane, single engine, tricycle
Registration : N485C
Details on the Meyer 200D can be seen on the Meyer Aircraft Site

THE FLIGHT

Departure point :San Fransisco, California, USA
Departure date :August 22, 1959
Arrival point : San Fransisco
Arrival date : September 29, 1959
Duration in days :29 days, 6 hours, 9 minutes
Duration in hours :23 765 miles or 38 38 km
Stops : Mazatlan (Mexico), San Jose (Guatemala), Puerto Barrios, Kingston (Jamaica), San Juan (Puerto Rico), Santa Maria (Azores), Lisbon (Portugal), Bengazi (Lybia), Cairo (Egypt), Karachi (Pakistan), New Delhi (India), Calcutta, Bangkok (Thailand), Manila (Philippines),Hong Kong, Tokyo (Japan),Wake Island, Honolulu (Hawaii), San Fransisco.
Equator : No crossing.
Records : Speed around the World. Speed was 53.76 km/h.
This record was beaten by Max Conrad in 1961 with a speed of 198.27 km/h.
Firsts :
First record around the World by a solo pilot

BIBLIOGRAPHY   AND   SOURCES


Books :
No known book on Peter Gluckman's flight.

Other sources :
FAI Archives in Lausanne

Links :
Information on the Meyers Aircraft :
http://www.meyersaircraft.com/
http://www.meyersfoundation.org/

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