The Fossett Search

Sep 5, 2007 5:20pm

J. Stephen Fossett made a name for himself as a risk-taker.  He became wealthy as an options trader in Chicago, and he became famous for the many records he broke. As far as we know, though, Monday’s flight was supposed to be routine.  There’s a bit more at his own website,, but it’s also intriguing to find old biographies of him–such as the one HERE–from his past exploits.  This BLOG about the search has been started in the last two days. Today there were ten aircraft looking for him.  Does that make for special treatment?  The Nevada Wing of the Civil Air Patrol says no, that’s what they do when a plane goes missing. "CAP is the official Auxiliary of the United States Air Force and functions primarily as the Search and Rescue arm of the Air Force locating commercial, military and private downed aircraft under the Wings jurisdiction." Maj. Cynthia Ryan of the CAP: "If anyone has to be lost out there, this guy has the skills to survive."

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