First Non-Stop Non-Refueled Flight Around the Globe
On December 23, 1986, Dick Rutan and Jeana Yeager completed the first non-stop flight around the world without refueling.
As far back as the 1500s, daring explorers have sought to circumnavigate the globe. In the 1520s, a crew of 18 was the first to circle the globe by the sea in a single expedition. The journey took a little over three years.