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Source: Fédération Aéronautique Internationale – fai.org The 60th Coupe Aéronautique Gordon Bennett take off from Gladbeck in Germany has been postponed until Sunday, 18 September 2016 due to inclement weather.
Source: The Seattle Times – seattletimes.com It has been a year since two pilots from the U.S. and Russia lifted off from Japan with the aim of flying farther and longer in their gas balloon than anyone in history. They … Continue reading
Source: Yahoo! News – news.yahoo.com An audacious, nearly 7,000-mile-long trip across the Pacific Ocean came to an end Saturday as two accomplished pilots safely touched down in the water just off the coast of Mexico in their helium-filled balloon after … Continue reading
Source: Two Eagles website – pacificballoon.com At 7:29 this morning [January, 30 2015] MST (1429 UTC), the Two Eagles balloon passed the absolute world record for time aloft (duration) for gas balloons of 137 hours, 5 minutes, 50 seconds, set … Continue reading
Source: BBC – BBC.com Two pilots have surpassed the world distance record for a flight in a helium balloon after crossing the Pacific Ocean.