16 March 2009

While professional golf legend Arnold Palmer is best known for being the first golfer to exceed $1 million in earnings, he also has over 18,000 hours in the cockpit. In 1976 he captained a Gates Learjet 36 dubbed 200 Yankee on a record-setting around the world flight in celebration of the United States Bicentennial. The flight had nine stops and took 57 hours, 25 minutes and 42 seconds.

Palmer currently flies a Cessna Citation X.

Source: Aviation History, May 2009. "Milestones", p15.

*There will be no aviation trivia until Sunday, 22 March as I will be on vacation and am unsure as to what 'Net access I will have. 'Till then, blue skies and VFR!

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