Globalflyer took off yesterday morning despite initial reports that the flight was going to be delayed due to a fuel leak. The takeoff was not without its problems, however, as two birds collided with the plane but the extent of the damage from this collision is not thought to be serious. Having been the first to fly around the world, solo in 2005, Steve Fossett and the Virgin Atlantic GlobalFlyer are now attempting to fly further than any other aircraft in history.Steve Fossett’s Virgin Atlantic
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