About the Record


Speed Around the World Eastbound


The www.fai.org requires 36,770 KM as the minimum distance to qualify as for the World Record, and we expect to complete this journey in less than 79 hours! The current record was set in 1991 by M. Naviede of the UK, who set the record at a pace of 448.22 kilometers per hour, which, under the current regulations, qualifies his record at approximately 82 hours.


This record has stood for nearly 18 years and beating it by 3 hours will be no small feat. Naviede utilized an aircraft that is faster and has a longer range than the one that our team will be flying in. However, our Citation CJ2 contains an array of advanced technological systems that have never been assembled in one integrated aircraft before. We will have accurate information on weather, temperature and winds, which are all essential to navigating a long distance in the shortest time possible.


In order to achieve a record setting pace, we have plotted specific fuel destinations to ensure the least amount of time on the ground. Additionally, in order to prepare for this ground-breaking trip, our team has flown several long distance endurance flights and has carefully coordinated our rest times in order to maintain maximum alertness in the air. It also won’t hurt to have some Red Bull onboard!


To see the full planned route, visit our "track the flight" page.



Why Fly Around the World?


Jared Isaacman is constantly looking for innovative ways to raise awareness for charities. As an amateur pilot and aviation enthusiast, the idea to fly around the world at record pace seemed like the perfect opportunity for Jared to test himself and his aircraft, while contributing to a notable charitable organization — The Make-A-Wish Foundation® of New Jersey.


In Support of the Make-A-Wish Foundation of New Jersey

The Make-A-Wish Foundation of New Jersey grants the wishes of children with life-threatening medical conditions to enrich the human experience with hope, strength and joy. The Foundation's mission reflects the life-changing impact that a wish has on children, families, referral sources, donors, sponsors, and entire communities.


Although it has become one of the world's most well-known charities, the Make-A-Wish Foundation of New Jersey (MAWFNJ) has maintained the grassroots fulfillment of its mission. Jared Isaacman hopes that through his record-setting circumnavigation flight attempt, he will inspire others to find out how they can contribute to this noble organization as well. Additionally, for each hour by which he beats the current record, Isaacman will make a donation of $5,000 to MAWFNJ.




Last year’s World Record Attempt was the best time of my life. It was an amazing experience to see the world in such a way and at the same time be able to draw attention to such an important cause as the Make A Wish Foundation. While we achieved many records in 2008, the big one was still left behind. That is the purpose of the 2009 Attempt.


~Jared Isaacman


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