1999 in aviation

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This is a list of aviation-related events from 1999:

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  • Hot air balloon Breitling Orbiter 3 completes the first non-stop, round the world balloon flight. This sets a new distance record for any type of aircraft of 40,804 kilometres (25,360 miles).
  • Fear of the Y2K computer bug and possible in-flight consequences for those planes flying during the night of December 31, 1999 and the early morning of January 1, 2000, spreads around the airline industry.

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