Light Jet Sets New RTW Speed Record

 - April 30, 2009, 10:21 AM

New Jersey businessman Jared Isaacman, along with copilot Doug Demko, on April 15 shattered the world record for an eastbound global circumnavigation in a light business jet, with a time of 61 hours, 51 minutes and 15 seconds, lopping 21 hours off the previous record set in 1991 by a UK pilot in a Cessna Citation II. The pair flew a Cessna CJ2 on the record-breaking flight, which started and ended at Morristown (N.J.) Airport and covered 22,893 miles in 15 legs. Along the way, the flight broke an additional 14 world records. Isaacman used the circumnavigation to raise money for the Make-A-Wish Foundation.