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Time and History 3:53 P.M. Longest Air Flight in History Begins

About major and minor historical events around the clock such as the longest air flight in history which lasted over two months and began at 3:53 in the afternoon.

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3:53 in the Afternoon

Dec. 4, 1958. The world's longest air flight began when Robert Timm and John Cook took off from McCarran Airfield, Las Vegas, Nev., in a Cessna 172 Hacienda. Without once touching the ground, the landed back at the same airport on Feb. 7 of the following year! Their flight had lasted 64 days, 22 hours, 19 minutes, and 5 seconds. By continual airborne refueling they managed to fly the equivalent of six times around the world.

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