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In July, the explorer David Hempleman-Adams will be piloting a small gas balloon, no bigger than most people`s front rooms, from St John1s, New Foundland, Canada, to Europe. This will be a new FAI (Fdration Aronautique Internationale) world record in distance. The 3425 km journey could take four days, depending on the weather.


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03.06.2007 Great Start

This is unique compared to other transatlantic flights because it is solo and in an open wicker basket open to the elements. No-one has ever flown the Atlantic in a balloon as small as this. read more