The men who flew for 64 days without a break

12/28/2012 |

In the 1950s, the Hacienda Hotel in Las Vegas dreamed up a wacky publicity stunt: Have a two-man team fly a Cessna 172 for more than two months without landing. The plan involved pumping fuel and handing canisters of food to the low-flying plane from a speeding supply truck. The aviators had to take baths by dousing themselves with water while clinging to the outside of the plane.

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