Friday, March 17, 2006

Answer: Not greatest "time"

Question: If Steve is going for the longest distance closed circuit, why doesn't he fly closer to minimum fuel, sweeping north and south toward Salina for the greatest time and distance result?

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.