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Pilots plan Sunday stop on flight around world

Pilots plan Sunday stop on flight around world

Broward County news briefs
April 28, 2004
Fort Lauderdale

As if South Florida won't see enough planes this weekend in the McDonald's Air & Sea Show, a trio of pilots will try to fly a small corporate jet on a record-breaking around-the-world flight and plan to land in Fort Lauderdale on Sunday.

The pilots, Matt Brooks, Fred Lohden and Tim Weber, all of California, are to take off from Teterboro, N.J. at 6 a.m. on Sunday and land at Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport three hours later in a Cessna Citation 501.

Then they plan to fly west to Alaska, Russia, Japan, Thailand, Turkey and Poland, among their 18 total stops, returning to Teterboro on May 5. Along the way they hope to set speed and altitude records for their category of aircraft.