Tag 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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Clouds in a Bag: 18th and 19th Century Ballooning on Display at the Udvar-Hazy Center

Source: Loudon Times-Mirror – loudountimes.com By Sophie Desmond A sheep, a rooster and a duck go for a balloon ride. That was the scene at Versailles on Sept. 19, 1783. Placed in a wicker crate, the animals were the first … 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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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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