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Aero-TV Profiles The Dash For A Cure -- ALS Awareness In Flight Two Pilots Attempt To Set A Record And Raise Much-Needed Money To Fight A Deadly Disease As noted in the ANN story that profiles the magnificent efforts of two flyers to race around the world and raise money to fight ALS. CarolAnn Garratt and Carol Foy, who have family members diagnosed with Lou Gehrig's disease, will circumnavigate the world in seven days, in a small Mooney M20, attempting to shatter a world record to raise money and awareness for ALS, amyotrophic lateral sclerosis. It will be an extraordinary trip... From central Florida, the two will fly non-stop across the United States to San Diego, California. After a quick gas stop and supply replenishments they will set out for Lihue, Hawaii, taking on a trip of approximately 16 hours of flying -- with good tailwinds. Leaving Hawaii, their second longest leg is ahead of them, 3202 nautical miles to Guam. They hope to catch 25 to 30 knot tail winds to help them along. There will be a time and distance check during this leg at which time they might decide to deviate to an extra stop in the Marshall Islands, if necessary. After Guam they'll head for Thailand, another 2618 nautical miles, almost 3000 statute miles, where they will be met by friends (which, they note, is always helpful in a foreign country). This is especially important on this trip to facilitate re-fueling and landing and departure paperwork. An oil and filter change and engine check will be performed during this stop. Leaving Thailand, Garratt and Foy have a long leg across India to Oman then will head down the Gulf of Aden to Djibouti. Crossing Africa they will only stop once in Bamako, Mali, then fly to the Cape Verde Islands off the west coast of Africa. This is a regular jumping off point for sailors and pilots crossing the Atlantic Ocean. With good tailwinds, they will be on their longest non-stop leg, 3303 nautical miles, directly home to Florida. If a low pressure develops during their trip and brings ...

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