ONE MORE ORBIT

On July 9-11 2019, One More Orbit, broke the Round-the-World record for any aircraft flying over the North and South poles.

The record-setting flight One More Orbit was lead by Mission Directors

Capt. Hamish Harding, Chairman of Action Aviation & Col. Terry Virts, NASA Astronaut, who alongside a crew of eight aviators pushed the boundaries of human ingenuity by circumnavigating Earth via both geographic poles in a Qatar Executive Gulfstream G650ER ultra-long-range business jet. 

 

The record was accomplished during the 50th-anniversary celebrations of the Apollo 11 moon landing, as a tribute to the past, present, and future of space exploration. One More Orbit launched from Space Florida's Launch and Landing Facility (the former Shuttle Landing Facility) at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center, from where Apollo 11 launched their historic mission 50 years ago. The One More Orbit flight mission launched at 09:32 EDT – the exact same time as Apollo 11.

The speed record is certified by the Fédération Aéronautique Internationale (FAI) and GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS™.

New World Record :

46h, 40min, 22sec

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Guinness World Records 2021

The fastest circumnavigation of Earth via both the geographic poles by aeroplane is 46 hrs 40 mins 22 secs, achieved by Captain Hamish Harding (UK), Captain Jacob Bech (Denmark), Captain Jeremy Ascough (South Africa), Captain Yevgen Vasylenko (Ukraine) and Qatar Executive (Qatar) at Kennedy Space Center, Florida, USA on 11 July 2019.

 

The attempt made three stops for fuel along the way: in Chile, Kazakhstan, and Mauritius.

Flight Crew

Meet the eight ONE MORE ORBIT polar circumnavigators

Capt. Jacob Bech

Pilot in Command

Capt. Jerry Ascough

Pilot

Capt. Hamish Harding

Pilot & Mission Director

Col. Terry Virts

Astronaut & Mission Dir.

Magdalena Starowicz

Flight Attendant

Capt. Yevgen Vasylenko

Pilot

Ben Ruger

Flight Engineer

Jannicke Mikkelsen, FNF

Payload Specialist

Flight Crew: Single Leg

Dan Green, CSC

Cinematographer

Col. Gennady Padalka

Cosmonaut

Bill Bennett, ASC

Cinematographer

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NOW A FEATURE  DOCUMENTARY

Winner of WorldFest-Houston International Film Festival

 

Director: Col. Terry Virts

Release date: October 6. 2020
 

On July 9-11 2019, 50 years after man first walked on the Moon, Action Aviation Chairman Hamish Harding and former International Space Station Commander Col. Terry Virts broke the Round-the-World record for any aircraft flying over the North and South poles in a Qatar Executive Gulfstream G650ER ultra long-range business jet. The attempt pushed the boundaries of human ingenuity - just like the Apollo 11 mission half a century ago.

Available Now On Digital Platforms & Video On Demand

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Statistics

One More Orbit Official Mission Patch

Flight Mission Statistics: 
 

  • Call Sign: One More Orbit

  • Official World Record Time: 46hrs, 40min, 22sec

  • Aircraft: Gulfstream G650ER

  • Total Distance Traveled: 22 422 NM (40 172 KM)

  • Speed To Beat: 444 KTS (822 KM/HR)

  • One More Orbit Average Speed: 465 KTS (861 KM/HR)

  • Time To Beat: 52hrs, 31min, 48sec

  • One More Orbit Final Flight Time: 46hrs, 40min, 22sec

  • Time Margin: 5hrs, 51min, 26sec

  • Views: Between the live stream, social media, CNN Anderson Cooper's Full Circle, and Extra. One More Orbit has 55 million views and counting.

  • Green Flight Mission: One More Orbit partnered with The Carbon Underground to achieve a Carbon Negative flight mission.

One More Orbit Flight Path Map

Flight Path Summary: 
 

  • Leg One (North Pole) : Kennedy Space Center, FL, USA -> Nur-Sultan, Kazakhstan​.

  • Leg two (Equator) : Nur-Sultan, Kazakhstan -> Mauritius​.

  • Leg Three (South Pole) : Mauritius -> Punta Arenas, Chile.

  • Leg Four (Equator) : Punta-Arenas, Chile -> Kennedy Space Center, FL, USA.

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Flight Crew

Meet the eight ONE MORE ORBIT polar circumnavigators

Capt. Jacob Bech

Pilot in Command

Capt. Jerry Ascough

Pilot

Capt. Hamish Harding

Pilot & Mission Director

Col. Terry Virts

Astronaut & Mission Dir.

Magdalena Starowicz

Flight Attendant

Capt. Yevgen Vasylenko

Pilot

Ben Ruger

Flight Engineer

Jannicke Mikkelsen, FNF

Payload Specialist

Col. Gennady Padalka

Cosmonaut

Dan Green, CSC

Cinematographer

Bill Bennett, ASC

Cinematographer

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