Does anyone remember, just over 27 years ago, two American pilots completed the first ever non stop flight around the world. Their journey took just over 9 days, beginning on the 14th December and completing it on 23rd December 1986: http://www.aircharterservice.com/blog/the-rutan-voyager-the-first-non-stop-around-the-world-flight
While this may not appear to be a particularly extraordinary feat in this day and age, back then it cold almost be considered as groundbreaking. Do you remember hearing about this? If so, what was your reaction? And if they didn't achieve this feat, how long do you think it would have taken before someone else did?