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Flying Around the World with Jeana Yeager and Dick Rutan.

Jeana Yeager and Dick Rutan, who headed the six-year effort to fly a plane around the world without refueling. They completed their nine-day flight in their light-weight craft called The Voyager on December 23, 1986. They have written a book describing the adventure.


Other segments from the episode on December 15, 1987

Fresh Air with Terry Gross, December 16, 1987: Interview with Tony Hendra; Commentary on Jascha Heifetz; Interview with Jeana Yeager and Dick Rutan; Commentary on urban legends about college exams.


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