Around the World Flights


(Project numbering): To keep track of the history, each project has been given a number. This number is attached to the assigned commander of the planned flight. Changes in crew, sponsor or balloon does not affect this number. When Per Lindstrand/Richard Branson joined with Steve Fossett and changed main sponsor, the new project was however given a new number. The projects are listed in order of first appearance. Sorry for sequence of projects 09 to 12. Mistake but a change will affect other lists.


When a project has progressed to a point when an actual launch has been possible or has actually resulted in a flight, this has been counted as an attempt.


All attempts that have resulted in a take off.

All data regarding projects, attempts and flights.

Coupe Aéronautique Gordon Bennett

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