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Can you fly from the North Pole to the South Pole?
(CNN) — You might think circling the globe by airplane is no big deal anymore. But you’d be wrong. Surprisingly, circumnavigating the world via the North Pole to the South Pole in an airliner is a feat accomplished only three times.
How long does it take to fly from the North Pole to the South?
The total flight duration from North Pole to South Pole is 25 hours, 22 minutes.
Has anyone been to the North and South Pole?
As a result of this journey, which formed a section of the three-year Transglobe Expedition 1979–1982, Fiennes and Burton became the first people to complete a circumnavigation of the world via both North and South Poles, by surface travel alone. This achievement remains unchallenged to this day.
Has anyone flew over the South Pole?
American explorer Richard Byrd and three companions make the first flight over the South Pole, flying from their base on the Ross Ice Shelf to the pole and back in 18 hours and 41 minutes. Richard Evelyn Byrd learned how to fly in the U.S. Navy and served as a pilot in World War I.
Has anyone flown the world without stopping?
On December 23, 1986, Voyager completed the first nonstop, non-refueled flight around the world. Pilots Dick Rutan and Jeana Yeager completed the flight in nine days.
Could a plane land upside down at the South Pole?
This of course would be grossly wrong but would result in the plane being upside down when it got to the south pole, it would also mean the plane would have to make its entire flight with it’s nose pointing off into space. Fortunately, this isn’t what Barry meant.
Do you fly down or upside down when you land?
So you fly down but when you land, you’ve got to be upside down… but you’re not upside down are you when you land, you’re the right side up.” Ian rightly responds using the one word we’re all thinking, “that’s where gravity comes in.”
Why don’t airlines fly over the South Pole?
Firstly, there’s a lack of any real need to fly over the South Pole. There’s a lot less airline traffic in the far reaches of the southern hemisphere than the northern hemisphere. For example, the southern hemisphere doesn’t have the equivalent of those typically busy sub polar routes between North America and Asia.
Will a plane take off in the northern hemisphere upside down?
In this week’s The ParaPod Barry wonders whether theories of a flat Earth could be true based on a video he saw which claims that if a plane takes off in the northern hemisphere, it will end up being upside down when it reaches the southern hemisphere.