On This Day: A world record flight


Two Canadian pilots flew a single-engine plane around the world.
(Image: Renato Spilimbergo Carvalho / Wikimedia Commons)

On August 7, 1982, two pilots from Canada made a world record flight.
They flew around the world in six days and 7½ hours in a single-engine plane.
They flew 36,500 kilometres in a Cessna 210.

Don Muir was 26 years old. He was a bush pilot from Sioux Lookout, Ontario.
André Daemen was 22 years. He was a flying instructor from Montréal.

They raised $150,000 for the Canadian Cancer Society.

Watch the news video of their landing in Montreal.

(Source: CBC Digital Archives)