Fastest around the world flight-world record set by
Caroll Ann Garratt and Carol Foy
ORLANDO, Florida -- Caroll Ann Garratt and Carol
Foy, who have family members diagnosed with Lou Gehrig's disease,
circumnavigated thw world in eight days-setting the world
record for theFastest around the world flight.
Photo: During the flight they named
for the Cure,' donations flooded in. They have raised
more than $150,000. Money continues to come in, which Foy
said is worth more than the world record.
"Flying has been one of the most wonderful,
best things I've ever done for my life," said Foy standing
outside her airplane hanger.
The previous record of 11 days was
set in the mid-80s.
Fatigue after landing in Hawaii extended their
trip from seven days to eight. It was there they picked up
some comfort food to compliment their fruit and power bars.
"The macadamia nuts ended up being our celebratory
food," said Foy. "So, whenever we would pass a milestone or
something good happened, we'd toast each other with a macadamia
They arranged fuel deliveries at seven stops
along the way, and took turns sleeping. The longest stretch
lasted 23 hours from Hawaii to Guam. Encouraging emails kept
"They would be so inspiring and just so heartfelt
that we knew we had to do it and we knew people were watching
and we really really hoped people were donating as well,"
Sub-class : C-1c (Landplanes: take off weight
1000 to 1750 kg) Group 1 : internal combustion
Speed around the world, Westbound : 186
Date of flight: 11/12/2008
Pilot: CarolAnn GARRAT (USA)
Crew: FOY Carol M. (USA)
Course/place: Orlando, FL (USA)
aircraft: Mooney M-20J