Using his remarkable collection of photographs and research materials, Brian Baum will discuss the three flights that have set the ultimate speed record over both poles, as well as three epic transpolar journeys made by commercial airliners. Brian is uniquely qualified to speak on this subject as he was a passenger on board one of these record- setting flights in 1977, Pan Am Flight 50.

Inflight Insight is an on-going monthly series inspired by aviation and aerospace insiders about all things that fly.