Erik the Black’s desire for world record 63 hours around the world
Erik the Black try next week the world record around the world fly to improve. “We fly in less than 63 hours of six continents”, says the former radio-dj at The Telegraph.
The party of The Black should be of the Guinness Book of Records regular scheduled flights to take.
“We’re starting June 6 in Africa and to follow as much as possible to the equator in the direction of the east, from Asia through Australia, North and South America and Europe back to Africa, where we, on 9 June and hope to arrive, after six times to switch on as many airlines,” says The Black to the newspaper.
About his motivation he says: “Oh, I am this year 60, it is still nice when you have a world record on your name? A Jules Verne feeling I get there. Spartan yes, but the reward will be the more satisfactory. This is what I want a time experience.”
The Black realizes his dream with the Norwegian adventurer Gunnar Garfors, the British globetrotter Derek Bell and Dutchman Ronald Haanstra. “I have now no idea yet how it’s going to be so long a piece to fly, 44.000 miles, it seems to be. Abandon, that’s for sure, but it only lasts two and a half days.”