1. On this day in history:
· 1983 the first solo helicopter flight around the world was completed
o Australian entrepreneur and adventure, Dick Smith completed the trip after leaving August 5, 1982.
o Started and landed in Hurst, TX (between Dallas and Ft. Worth) and was greeted by his wife, 2 daughters, and 300 supporters.
o It was 320 flight hours, was done on a single engine aircraft, and was 34,200 miles
o Cost $150,000
· 1933 the first solo plane flight was completed
o American Wiley Post landed in NY on this day in 1933 after flying around the world
o Started on July 15 and it took him 7 days, 18 hours, and 49 minutes.
o He flew 15,596 miles
o His planes name was Winnie Mae.
o He died 2 years later, with Will Rogers, when attempting to fly across the North Pole
· Yesterday was National Ice Cream Day (Thursday is hot fudge sundae day)
o What is your favorite ice cream?
· Yesterday was also National Junk Food Day