Mustang Globetrotting Flight To Launch From Paris

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Frederick Furth took delivery of his new Cessna Citation Mustang a month ago, and on Thursday will launch it from the Paris Air Show grounds on an eight-day round-the-world trip. Furth will fly solo, accompanied by his Great Dane (insert your favorite dog copilot joke here). After launching from Paris Le Bourget Airport, the first stop will be Warsaw, Poland, then Furth will fly across Russia, landing at Moscow, Eketeringsburg and Novosibrisk. He will also make stops in Alaska, Canada and Iceland before returning to Le Bourget. The entire trip will cover 14,000 nm with about 15 stops. Furth, who owns Chalk Hill Vineyards and Winery in California, has been an avid pilot for many years and also owns a Citation X and Cessna Caravan. "The Mustang is a great aircraft for single-pilot operation and I felt this would be the ultimate way to test its mettle," he said.