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Woman Attempts to Become First Female to Circumvent Globe in Helicopter

Pilot Jennifer Murray, 56, is two-thirds finished with her journey to circumvent the glove in a helicopter. If she completes the journey, she will become the first woman to have ever accomplished that goal. Murray hopes to make the trip in less than 100 days and plans to donate the $800,000 raised to the Save the Children organization. Murray began flying only two and a half years ago; she is accompanied on the trip by Quentin Smith, 36, who won a gold medal at the 1994 World Helicopter Championship. Smith said of Murray, “Impossible to Jennifer just means quite hard.” Murray began her journey in London and is flying an R-44 Robinson helicopter.

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The Los Angeles Times -July 23, 1997