Blue Sky Network Is Proud to Be a Part of the First Non-Stop Solo Round-the-World Record Attempt
In early 2004, Blue Sky Network teamed up with Steve Fossett and the Virgin Atlantic Global Flyer team to provide global flight tracking, engine monitoring and 2-way email messaging for the first every solo, non-stop flight around the globe. The Global Flyer was equipped with a Blue Sky Network D1000 and a portable Iridium phone.
Since he has already circumnavigated the Earth in this single engine jet aircraft as well as a hot air balloon, his goal with this adventure was to exploit the capabilities of the Virgin Atlantic Global Flyer to see how far he can safely go.
Blue Sky Network has been a proud sponsor of Steve's activities. Steve was using our D1000 for his tracking, email messaging (weather) and telemetry requirements and a 9505A phone for his voice communications.