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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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Russian Adventurer Fedor Konyukhov Breaks World Hot Air Balloon Record, Lands Safely in Western Australia

Source: Australian Broadcasting Corporation – .abc.net.au Russian adventurer Fedor Konyukhov has broken the record for the fastest circumnavigation of the Earth in a hot air balloon in just over 11 days, landing safely in Western Australia’s Wheatbelt.

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Russian Adventurer Takes Off on Solo Round-the-World Hot-Air Balloon Quest

Source: The Guardian – theguardian.com Fedor Konyukhov, 65, launches from Australian outback with aim to set a new world record by circumnavigating the globe in under 13 days.

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