Monday, March 20, 2006
Friday, March 17, 2006
Video of the landing
Answer: What is the simulated flight doing?
Brad had a good landing at 8:45. He was ahead of GlobalFlyer by about 20 minutes.
Steve is slowing down.
Altitude: 3,514 feet
Speed: 90 knots
Steve is between Wichita and Newton Kansas
Altitude: 9866 feet
Groundspeed: 134 knots
Steve is now heading North
Altitude: 12415 ft
Speed: 138 kt
Steve nears Wichita
Altitude: 20,862 feet
Groundspeed: 184 knots
Back to Kansas!
Altitude: 25,969 ft
Speed: 255 kt Elapsed
Answer: Watch His Landing!
The answer is YES; the Fox News Channel will be broadcasting his landing. Don't miss!
Arrival Party is Gathering
Due to the low cloud ceiling, Steve will not likely do a flyby of the field.
Answer: Coldest Temperature
The coldest temperature he encountered is -79 degrees Celsius over equator (-79C is -110F).
Answer: Not greatest "time"
The FAA regulation says that minimum of 45 min flight fuel should be reserved. Since the GlobalFlyer can have limited fuel quantity and will have only 5 % left when he lands at Salina, he cannot extend the distance more.
Altitude: 51,032 feet
Speed: 251 kt
Elapsed Time: 72:39
Altitude: 51,587 feet
Speed: 248 kt
Elapsed Time: 72:17
Back in the States!
He crossed the border at El Paso.
Altitude: 51,199 feet
Speed: 237 kt
Elapsed Time: 71:36
Steve's estimated time of arrival (ETA) is this morning at 9:01 a.m. (local CST). Currently, the weather in Salina includes winds from the North at about 10 miles per hour. Temperature is 0° C. with 10 miles of visibility and a thin overcast. Weather is not expected to be a factor for the scheduled landing.
K-State at Salina's Brad Amstutz is progressing well with his GlobalFlyer simulation. He has had about two and a half hours of sleep since takeoff on Tuesday. The simulated flight is currently behind Steve's actual flight path by about 1,000 miles. Brad was ahead, but after backtracking, Steve's actual groundspeed was faster than predicted which has placed the simulation behind the actual flight.
Altitude: 51,394 feet
Speed: 256 kt
Elapsed Time: 70:19
Altitude: 51,010 feet
Speed: 260 kt
Elapsed Time: 69:30
What makes K-State at Salina unique?
Enrollment in first-year English and speech courses are limited to 22 students. The average class size is 25. The biggest class offered on campus has a total of 40 students. Student/faculty ratio is approximately 16:1. Professors teach 100 percent of the classes. No graduate assistants are used. Students begin their hands-on education the very first semester. Private pilot students begin flying the second week of school.
K-State at Salina's Cat Cannon
Pat talks to Steve from Mission Control
Altitude: 50882 ft
Speed: 242 kt
Elapsed Time: 68:38
Mission Control receives a treat
K-State at Salina's Student Organizations
Alpha Eta Rho
High Powered Rocketry Club
Wildcat Warriors (ROTC)
Women In Aviation International
Organization of Aviation Technology Students (OATS)
Association of Computing Machinery Club (ACM)
Cat Cannon Club
Institute of Electronics Engineering (IEEE)
Society of Manufacturing Engineers (SME)
Solar Boat Club
Student Governing Association (SGA)
Residence Hall Association (RHA)
Amateur Radio Club
K-State Gamers Board (KGB)
SIFE (Students in Free Enterprise)
On The Record
Phi Delta Theta
Linux Users Group (kslug)
SGA Community Service and Activities Committee
Thursday, March 16, 2006
Steve reaches landfall in about 3 hours
Go Steve, Go!
Speed: 239 kt
Answer: Steve's Future Plans
Answer: GlobalFlyer's Dimensions?
The Web Update Team appreciates your question and we hope you have enjoyed watching Steve travel around the world. Keep studying, dreaming, and believing. Maybe someday you can fly an extraordinary plane like GlobalFlyer! We hope you will be able to watch Steve's landing!
Some facts and figures:
Wing Span: 114ft
Wing Area: 400ft squared
Gross Weight: 22,000 lbs
Empty Weight: 3,350 lbs
Visit this website to find additional information about the plane:
K-State at Salina - GlobalFlyer Ver.2
We created a new blog because the previous one is still experiencing the technical difficulties.
We will eventually update the website so that you can access previous blog archives.
Thank you for your understanding and patience.