Category Archives: Hot Air Balloons

Cross-Channel Hot Air Balloon Record May Not Stand After Gaffe, Warns Guinness World Records

Source: The Telegraph – telegraph.co.uk By Luke Mintz A fleet of hot air balloons claims to have set a new world record for the number of craft to have crossed the English Channel – but Guinness World Records says the new milestone … Continue reading

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Incredibly long balloon flight achieved by Fedor Konyukhov and Ivan Menyaylo

Source: Fédération Aéronautique Internationale, FAI – fai.org What a fantastic performance! Fedor Konyukhov and Ivan Menyaylo have just landed after spending more than 55 hours in the air.

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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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Sixteen people killed when hot air balloon bursts into flames and crashes in Texas

Source: The Sun – thesun.co.uk By James Cox and Yasmin Jeffrey Tragedy in Lockhart as balloon’s basket catches fire and plunges into field leaving no survivors

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