| Simon Murray (m. 1965)|
| June 1940Providence, Rhode Island|
First helicopter circumnavigation of the globe by a woman
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Jennifer Murray Wikipedia
Jennifer Murray (born June 1940 in Providence, Rhode Island) circumnavigated the globe aboard a Robinson R44 helicopter the distance of 36,000 miles in 97 days in 2000, earning her the current Guinness World Record for the first helicopter circumnavigation by a woman.
She is the daughter of Sir William Mather, the British industrialist who was chairman of Mather & Platt.
Rhode Island Aviation Hall of Fame Inductee 2005
The Gambia issued a postage stamp in her honour in 2004
Royal Aero Club - 1997 Silver Medal, 2000 Britannia Trophy
Inducted in Forest of Friendship
In August 1997 she flew around the world with Quentin Smith in her Robinson R44. On 6 September 2000, Murray became the first woman to make a solo flight around the world in a helicopter. The journey took 97 days.
In 2007 Murray successfully co-piloted a circumnavigation of the Earth by the north and south poles with pilot Colin Bodill. Their first attempt in 2003 ended in a near fatal crash in Antarctica.
Jennifer is an entrant for Racing the Planet Nepal, a 250 km Ultramarathon starting on 20 November 2011. If she finishes the race she will set a world record as the oldest female to complete an Ultramarathon. She is running to raise funds for The Friends of The Scott Polar Research Institute.