Lucky Lady II

The Lucky Lady II was the aircraft with the 26 February for the first time succeeded in a non-stop flight around the Earth until March 2, 1949.

Flight details

The record machine was a specially converted for this purpose long-range bomber Boeing B- 50 of the 43rd Bomb Group of the U.S. Air Force. Your four-time refueling on the flight took place after the British system of Hose and Drogue, wherein the tanker to receiver via a hose supplied which has a basket at the end. The tube will then snap into a socket on the receiver aircraft.

Key data

  • The flight lasted a total of 94 hours.
  • Start and end point was the Carswell Air Force Base in Fort Worth, Texas.
  • The flight distance was 37,000 km.
  • The aircraft was refueled four times in the air over the Azores, Saudi Arabia, the Philippines and Hawaii.



Today, the body of the Lucky Lady II is exhibited in the Planes of Fame Museum in Chino, California.