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Category Archives: Balloons
Source: Albuquerque Journal – abqjournal.com By Rick Nathanson Between the years 1550 and 1900, more than 500 people were lost or killed trying to get to the North Pole, mostly by sailing ships or pulled on sledges by dogs or … Continue reading
Source: TASS Russian News Agency – tass.com Russia’s world-renowned adventurer, Fyodor Konyukhov, plans to break two records in 2017: the hot air balloon flight duration record and the hot air balloon flight altitude record.
Source: Fédération Aéronautique Internationale (FAI) – fai.org A Russian priest who circumnavigated the world in a balloon in record time has been presented the inaugural FAI – Breitling Pilot of the Year Award at a ceremony in Switzerland.
Source: Fédération Aéronautique Internationale (FAI) – fai.org After ten days of competition at the 22nd FAI World Hot Air Balloon Championship in Saga, Japan, Rhett Heartsill bested 104 of the world’s best competitors from 31 countries. The competition included nine … Continue reading
Source: The Bristol Post – bristolpost.co.uk The world’s biggest ever hot air balloon is to be built in Bristol. Russian adventurer Fedor Konyukhov is teaming up with the Bedminster based Cameron Balloons to launch the ambitious project.