Completion of the first solo helicopter circumnavigation around the world

Friday, July 22, 1983 - Bell facility, Fort Worth, TX, United States of America



Pilot Dick Smith flew in a Bell 206B JetRanger III (also known by designation Bell 206B-3). He departed on 05 Aug 1982.

The total distance of the flight was 35258 miles. He landed at Bell's Fort Worth plant on the anniversary of Wiley Post's first solo circumnavigation in an aeroplane.

(Source: "Smith completes circumnavigation", Flight International 13 August 1983)


Aircraft related to this milestone
Bell 206B-3 JetRanger III


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