Flightradar24 Blog


One More Orbit Attempts World Circumnavigation Speed Record

Share this article

One More Orbit is attempting a world circumnavigation speed record in a Qatar Executive Gulfstream G650ER by flying around the world over both poles in less than 48 hours.

Update 11 July: A new record

Total flight time: 46:39:38:00

The One More Orbit team includes Col. Terry Virts, former astronaut and Space Station commander, Capt. Hamish Harding, the chairman of Action Aviation (one of four pilots on the flight).

The record attempt departed the Space Launch and Landing Facility in Florida at 9:32 ET, the same time Apollo 11 left the launch pad for the moon 50 years earler. The first leg of the flight will take the G650ER over the North Pole to Nur-Sultan, Kazakhstan. The second leg will depart for Port Louis, Mauritius. From there the team will fly over the South Pole en route to Punta Arenas, Chile and then back to Florida.

One More Orbit's flight route
One More Orbit’s route over the poles. Graphic courtesy One More Orbit

Follow the Flight

First leg of One More Orbit's flight
The first leg of One More Orbit’s flight from Florida to Astana.

You can follow all four legs of the flight by searching for the aircraft registration A7-CGD or call sign QQE011. You can also follow the flight from inside the flight deck on One More Orbit’s live stream.

One More Orbit flight deck
On the flight deck of the One More Orbit G650ER


Featured image © Vitaly Revyakin


On The Radar Logo

Get the latest aviation news delivered to you

Get the latest aviation news delivered to you

Flight tracking and aviation industry news direct to your inbox

Aviation news comes quickly, so join more than 600,000 others who receive weekly aviation industry and flight tracking news from Flightradar24 direct to their inbox.

Share this article

Useful flight tracking glossary

View our glossary of terms which you may encounter either on our site or in aviation in general that we hope enriches your flight tracking experience.

About Flightradar24

Flightradar24 is a global flight tracking service that provides you with real-time information about thousands of aircraft around the world.

Don't miss out on the latest Flightradar24 videos!

Subscribe to our YouTube channel to see our latest videos as soon as they’re published!

Latest video
On The Radar Logo
Get weekly updates on Flightradar24 and have the latest aviation news land in your inbox.

How flight tracking works

Flightradar24 combines data from several data sources including ADS-B, MLAT and radar data.
Search the blog
Trending articles
Follow us
Latest AvTalk Podcasts

Building hours the fun way

Pilots need to continually build their number of flight hours as they work toward additional licenses and proficiencies. Many pilots do this with standard pattern work and flights to various airports in their region. Then there’s Capt Butter, a pilot who is self-described as “a little bit too invested in BYU football.”

Related news

Flight tracking top 10 aircraft

Explore the top 10 most tracked aircraft and find out why these particular aircraft draw so much interest.

Help to grow our flight tracking coverage

We are continually looking to improve our flight tracking and the airports below are where new receivers will add the most coverage. Apply for a receiver today and if accepted you’ll receiver a free Flightradar24 Business Subscription.

Free ADS-B Receiver
Flightradar24 logo
Try the full Flightradar24 experience free for 7 days
Remove ads and unlock over 50 additional features
On The Radar Logo

Get the Flightradar24 Aviation newsletter

Flight tracking and aviation industry news direct to your inbox

Aviation news comes quickly, so we want to bring more of the aviation world to you with our weekly Flightradar24 aviation newsletter - On The Radar.

On The Radar Logo