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The 61st Coupe Aéronautique Gordon Bennett 2017 to take off from Gruyères, Switzerland

From 7 to 16 September 2017, Gruyères will host the 61st Coupe Aéronautique Gordon Bennett, the olde...

Russian balloonist Fedor Konyukhov awarded FAI - Breitling Pilot of the Year 2016 Award

A Russian priest who circumnavigated the world in a balloon in record time has been presented the in...

And the 2016 World Hot Air Balloon Champion is...

Rhett Heartsill (USA) is the 2016 World Hot Air Balloon Champion!

Current top 10 at the 22nd FAI World Hot Air Balloon Championship

Ten days, eight flight and 26 tasks ago, 105 of the world’s best competitors from 31 countries began...

Current top 10 at the 22nd FAI World Hot Air Balloon Championship

Ten days, eight flight and 26 tasks ago, 105 of the world’s best competitors from 31 countries began...

Day 6 at the 22nd FAI World Hot Air Balloon Championship in Saga, Japan!

The 22nd FAI World Hot Air Balloon Championship is entering Day 6 of competition to determine the 20...

Russian balloonist Fedor Konyukhov awarded  FAI - Breitling Pilot of the Ye....

Russian balloonist Fedor Konyukhov awarded FAI - Breitling Pilot of the Ye....

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....

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And the 2016 World Hot Air Balloon Champion is...

And the 2016 World Hot Air Balloon Champion is...

Rhett Heartsill (USA) is the 2016 World Hot Air Balloon Champion!

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Current top 10 at the  22nd FAI World Hot Air Balloon Championship

Current top 10 at the 22nd FAI World Hot Air Balloon Championship

Ten days, eight flight and 26 tasks ago, 105 of the world’s best competitors from 31 countries began competing in the 22nd FAI World Hot Air Balloon....

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Current top 10 at the  22nd FAI World Hot Air Balloon Championship

Current top 10 at the 22nd FAI World Hot Air Balloon Championship

Ten days, eight flight and 26 tasks ago, 105 of the world’s best competitors from 31 countries began competing in the 22nd FAI World Hot Air Balloon....

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Day 6 at the 22nd FAI World Hot Air Balloon Championship in Saga, Japan!

Day 6 at the 22nd FAI World Hot Air Balloon Championship in Saga, Japan!

The 22nd FAI World Hot Air Balloon Championship is entering Day 6 of competition to determine the 2016 World Hot Air Balloon Champion. With three comp....

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Russian balloonist Fedor Konyukhov awarded  FAI - Breitling Pilot of t....

Russian balloonist Fedor Konyukhov awarded FAI - Breitling Pilot of t....

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 yesterday, Thursday 17 ....

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Fedor Konyukhov Solo Around-The-World in a Balloon –  Official World....

Fedor Konyukhov Solo Around-The-World in a Balloon – Official World....

The FAI received the following records claims from the Russian balloonist Fedor Konyukhov, 64, who completed his circumnavigation on Saturday 23 July 2016 by landing near Bonnie Rock (AUS) in a Rozier....

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Fedor Konyukhov completed the solo around the world tour and landed sa....

Fedor Konyukhov completed the solo around the world tour and landed sa....

Russian veteran traveler Fedor Konyukhov, 64, landed safe and sound near the small town of Bonnie Rock on 23 July at 16.15 local time (08.15 UTC) after a 11 day 8 hours and 42 minutes flight in a Rozi....

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Russian Adventurer Fedor Konyukhov launches Solo Around-The-World Bid

Russian Adventurer Fedor Konyukhov launches Solo Around-The-World Bid

On Tuesday, 12 July at 07:30 Local Time (00:30 UTC), Russian adventurer Fedor Konyukhov, 65, took off in a hot-air balloon in Northam, Western Australia, in a bid to beat the record time for a solo fl....

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21 May 2000: The Story of Lindsay Muir's Hot Air Balloon World Record

21 May 2000: The Story of Lindsay Muir's Hot Air Balloon World Record

Balloon World Record not broken since We are pleased to continue our series of world record celebrations with an exceptional woman in ballooning sports: British Lindsay Muir. She established a fema....

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Upcoming Events

22 August 2017 20th FAI European Hot Air Balloon Championship - Brissac - Quincé, Anjou (France)
04 September 2017 4th FAI Women's European Hot Air Balloon Championship - Leszno (Poland)
07 September 2017 61st Coupe Aéronautique Gordon Bennett - Epagny, Gruyères (Switzerland)
07 August 2018 3rd FAI Women's World Hot Air Balloon Championship - Naleczow (Poland)
18 August 2018 23rd FAI World Hot Air Balloon Championship - Gross-Siegharts (Austria)
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Latest FAI World Record Claims

23 July 2016 Ballooning : Shortest time around the world : 268h 20min Fedor Konyukhov (RUS)
23 July 2016 Ballooning : Shortest time around the world : 268h 20min Fedor Konyukhov (RUS)
23 July 2016 Ballooning : Shortest time around the world : 268h 20min Fedor Konyukhov (RUS)
23 July 2016 Ballooning : Distance : 34'000 km Fedor Konyukhov (RUS)
25 January 2016 Ballooning : Duration : 32h 12min 47 sec Ivan Menyaylo (RUS)
10 January 2016 Ballooning : Duration : 9h 26min 49sec Gregory J. Winker (USA)
31 January 2015 Ballooning : Duration : 160 h 34 min Troy Bradley (USA)
31 January 2015 Ballooning : Distance : 10 711,6 km Troy Bradley (USA)
31 January 2015 Ballooning : Duration : 160 h 34 min Troy Bradley (USA)
31 January 2015 Ballooning : Duration : 160 h 34 min Troy Bradley (USA)
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Coupe Aéronautique Gordon Bennett

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The Coupe Aéronautique Gordon Bennett is the most prestigious event in aviation and the ultimate challenge for the balloon pilots and their equipment.

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Hot Air Balloons are totally dependent on the wind for their movement and interpreting the potential changes of wind direction at various altitudes requires great skill and judgement.

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The Hall of Fame recognizes those who have made significant contributions to Aerostation, including those who have excelled in business, history, design and engineering, in addition to those better known for their contributions in flying balloons or airships of any category, in competition or records.

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