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  • Fossett does New Zealand

    07/30/2002 4:21:40 PM PDT · by shaggy eel · 19 replies · 238+ views
    The Dominion Post, Wellington, New Zealand | July 31 2002 | NZPA
    New Zealand's Dunedin Airport has been confirmed as a night landing site for Steve Fossett's attempt on the world gliding record.The American adventurer has been in New Zealand for a week waiting for favourable weather.Spokesman Bill Walker said his team had been making extra preparations for the day when the attempt would be made."We have been to Dunedin Airport to see if we can land there at night if necessary and it's all set up. Unfortunately the weather's not looking good until the end of the week and even then, it's marginal."The hi-tech gliding team is waiting for strong winds...