Russian Adventurer Fedor Konyukhov Breaks World Hot Air Balloon Record, Lands Safely in Western Australia

02 Konyukhov landed the town of Bonnie RockSource: Australian Broadcasting Corporation – .abc.net.au

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 Western Australia’s Wheatbelt.

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With $1M lost, Barry Prentice is not giving up on airships in Manitoba

Barry Prentice walks onto the siteSource: CBC News  – cbc.ca

By Kristy Hoffman

Wednesday’s storm destroyed Prentice’s 3 airship prototypes and 5 years of his work

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Russian Adventurer Takes Off on Solo Round-the-World Hot-Air Balloon Quest

02 Konyukhov prepares to departSource: The Guardian – theguardian.com

Fedor Konyukhov, 65, launches from Australian outback with aim to set a new world record by circumnavigating the globe in under 13 days.

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Hybrid Airships Still Await Launch Customers

Airlander 10 in hangarSource: Aviation International News – ainonline.com

By Chris Pocock

The biggest disappointment of this Farnborough show must surely be the non-appearance of the Airlander 10.

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Airlander 10 to Make Its Maiden Flight This Summer

09Source: Daily Mail – dailymail.co.uk [extract]

By Richard Gray

The world’s largest aircraft is finally due to prove its place in the future of air travel when it leaves its hangar for the first time later this month ahead of its maiden test flight.

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