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Solarplexus
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posted 07-24-2016 10:18 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Solarplexus     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Russian adventurer Fedor Konyukhov breaks world hot air balloon record, lands safety in Western Australia.

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 WA's Wheatbelt.

oly
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posted 07-25-2016 09:37 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for oly   Click Here to Email oly     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I followed this flight online to track the progress with interest, to circumnavigate the globe relying on the wind and weather and overlying his departure point at the end of this trek was amazing to see. It's great to see that the adventurous spirit is still alive.

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posted 07-28-2016 07:49 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for oly   Click Here to Email oly     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
As reported on tonight's news, the pilot went without drinking water for the last 24 hours of the flight after his supply became frozen following the cabin heater failure suffered earlier in the flight over the South Atlantic Ocean. He also suffered a broken rib, a blow to his head and concussion following a rough landing. He will return to Russia next week and begin plans for an attempt of the altitude record for hot air balloon flight.

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