In what kind of aircraft did the first uninterrupted and unrefueled solo circumnavigation of the world happen?

hot air balloon
biplane
glider
jet plane
In 2002, Steve Fossett became the first person to fly around the world alone, nonstop, in the 10-story high balloon Spirit of Freedom. In 2005, he did it again in the jet plane Glob­alFly­er.

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flagSwitzerland
80%
0%
0%
20%
10
flagItaly
70%
23%
5%
0%
17
flagthe Netherlands
59%
22%
13%
4%
22
flagSpain
53%
30%
7%
7%
13
flagthe United States
52%
28%
12%
6%
240
flagGermany
50%
34%
5%
8%
85
flagNorway
50%
37%
6%
6%
16
flagPoland
49%
35%
7%
6%
5705
flagthe United Kingdom
48%
37%
6%
7%
160
flagAustralia
46%
26%
20%
6%
15
flagIndia
42%
21%
24%
10%
83
flagUnknown
42%
23%
28%
4%
21
flagthe Philippines
36%
27%
27%
9%
11
flagCanada
28%
52%
4%
9%
21
flagFrance
28%
64%
0%
7%
14

Gender

men51%
women45%
hot air balloon
51%
45%
biplane
35%
37%
glider
6%
11%
jet plane
6%
5%

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