If it wasn't for Preston, I think we would have had no chance of ever finding SteveHiker who found Fossett items thanked Oct 02, 2008
As anyone can imagine, this is a difficult day for our familyWife asks to declare Steve Fossett dead Nov 27, 2007
The next launch attempt will be made on the morning of Wednesday the 8th, at between 06:41 and 07:06 local time (11:41 to 12:06 UTC)Fuel leak delays distance flight attempt Feb 07, 2006
As you can imagine, we are all terribly excited but emotionally drainedFossett sails world in record time Apr 06, 2004
We're looking for a fast jet stream over Australia, but low ground winds at the same timeFossett ready for 6th solo balloon trip Jun 10, 2002
James Stephen Fossett (April 22, 1944 – c. September 3, 2007) was an American commodities trader, aviator, sailor, and adventurer and the first person to fly solo nonstop around the world in a balloon. He made his fortune in the financial services industry, and was best known for many world records, including five nonstop circumnavigations of the Earth: as a long-distance solo balloonist, as a sailor, and as a solo flight fixed-wing aircraft pilot.
A fellow of the Royal Geographical Society and the Explorers Club, Fossett set 116 records in five different sports, 60 of which still stood when he disappeared
On September 3, 2007, Fossett was reported missing after the plane he was flying over the Nevada desert failed to return. Despite a month of searches by the Civil Air Patrol (CAP) and others, Fossett could not be found, and the search by CAP was called off on October 2, 2007. Privately funded and privately directed search efforts continued, but after a request from Fossett's wife, he was declared legally dead on February 15, 2008.