Duo team for doc on global flight

Doc to air on Travel Channel in U.S.

Discovery Communications and Northern Ireland-based Brian Waddell Prods. will co-produce a documentary on aviator Steve Fossett’s attempt to fly solo non-stop around the world in Brit entrepreneur Richard Branson’s Virgin Atlantic GlobalFlyer jet.

Doc will air later this year on the Travel Channel in the U.S. and Discovery Channel in markets outside the U.S.

The jet will leave Salina, Kan., as early as Feb. 8 to travel 25,000 miles during the estimated 67-hour flight around the planet.

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