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What is the longest plane ride in history?

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March 14, 2008 5:14PM

For non-refueled flights, the Rutan Voyager's flight around the world in 9 days, 3 minutes, and 44 seconds would be the longest to date. Flights that are refueled inflight can theoretically go on indefinitely. In 1958, for example, a Cessna with two pilots remained aloft for almost 65 days. They refueled by flying down a road in the Mojave Desert and refueling from a hose passed up by a gas truck.