Category Archives: Balloons

Frozen in time: A look at ill-fated balloon journey to the Arctic

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

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Prominent Russian Adventurer Seeks to Break Two Hot Air Balloon Flight Records in 2017

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.

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Russian balloonist Fedor Konyukhov awarded FAI – Breitling Pilot of the Year 2016 Award

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.

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And the 2016 World Hot Air Balloon Champion is…

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

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World’s Biggest Ever Hot Air Balloon to be Built in Bristol

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.

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