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Any pilot's library should have a rare hard copy edition of this historic and amazing adventure book,Voyager by Jeana Yaeger and Dick Rutan. The Rutan Model 76 Voyager was the first aircraft to circumnavigate the world without stopping or refueling. Leaving the Mojave Desert on Dec. 14, 1986 from Edwards Air Force Base in returned 9 days, 3 minutes and 44 seconds later on Dec. 23. This set a flight endurance record. The Voyager flew 26,366 miles at an average altitude of 11,000 feet.
Voyager was designed by Dick's brother Burt Rutan made of fiberglass, carbon fiber and Kevlar and weighed 939 pounds. Good Reads gives this a high 3.92 rating.
The two fliers who made it happen tell their own stories of the designing and building of the Voyager, and the first circumnavigation of the world without refueling. 16 color and 48 black-and-white photographs. Published in 1987. Click Here
for an interview from the NASA website
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