American adventurer Steve Fossett has announced that Kent will be the destination when he makes his next record-breaking bid in February.
He hopes to beat the non-stop flight record when he leaves Kennedy Space Centre in the single-seater Virgin Atlantic GlobalFlyer plane.
His flight will end on the Manston runway eighty hours later after a journey of over 26,000 miles.
The current record is held by the Breitling Orbiter balloon which travelled 25,361 miles in 1999.
Earlier this year he became the first person to fly solo non-stop around the world. As long as it's not the week I'm in Bahrain, then I'm hoping to be in the air taking photos for you as he comes in to Manston.