Salina, Kansas: Round-the-World Flight Monument

Marks the spot where Steve Fossett began and ended the first solo, nonstop, unrefueled, fixed-wing flight around the world, Feb. 28-Mar. 2, 2005. Unveiled March 22, 2018.

Address:
2035 Beechcraft Rd, Salina, KS
Directions:
Southwest side of the city. I-135 exit 90. Drive west on W. Magnolia Rd for one mile. Turn left at the stoplight onto Centennial Rd, then make the next right onto Beechcraft Rd. Drive until the road ends at the parking lot; the monument is there.
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Steve Fossett monument.

Round-the-World Flight Monument

A must stop for aviation enthusiasts! Beautiful memorial to pilot Steve Fossett.

[Shannon and Ashley, 06/13/2019]

Round the World Flier.

Round-the-World Flight Monument

This is a lovely little spot -- and a great tribute to this round-the-world flier.

[K, 01/01/2019]

The monument is a tribute to the start and end points of a successful 2005 solo flight by pilot Steve Fossett -- 22,936-miles around the world in the GlobalFlyer. Fossett died in a plane crash in 2007. The monument features an 8-foot-wide stainless steel globe with a small GlobalFlyer circling it.


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