News of Records

On this day in history: First woman to circumnavigate the world by helicopter

British helicopter pilot Jennifer Murray became the first woman to successfully fly round the world in a helicopter 20 years ago, on 8 August 1997. She completed the feat in 97 days, flying with co-pilot Quentin Smith.

One year ago today: Russian Fedor Konyukhov completes around the world tour

Exactly one year ago, Russian adventurer Fedor Konyukhov broke the record for the fastest circumnavigation of the globe in a combined (hybrid) hot-air and helium gas balloon.