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Strange plane

PHOTO: AP

Have you ever seen such a strange airplane? It is so small that only one person can fit inside!

This isn't a normal airplane, and you can't buy a ticket to fly in it. It was made to do one thing: fly very long distances. The person who flies this plane was able to fly all the way around the world without stopping!

This isn't the only plane that can fly around the world without stopping. In 1986, there was another plane that flew all the way around the world, but that plane was flown by two people. This plane only has one pilot. It takes almost three days to fly around the world. Imagine flying for three straight days without sleeping!

The words of the day

distance n.

距離 (ju4 li2)

Sharon likes to run, but she can only run a short distance.

莎朗喜歡跑步,但她只能跑短距離。

pilot n.

(飛機、船等)駕駛(jia4 shi3)


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