Today in aviation history – September 30, 1982

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Bell Long Ranger II

The 1st round-the-world flight in a helicopter is completed as the Bell Long Ranger II, flown by Americans H. Ross Perot Jr. and Jay Coburn, lands safely.  The entire flight took 29 days with 56 refueling stops.

The aircraft, shown above, is on display at the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum in Washington, DC.