Source: 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.
Source: CBC News – cbc.ca
By Kristy Hoffman
Wednesday’s storm destroyed Prentice’s 3 airship prototypes and 5 years of his work
Source: 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.
Source: 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.
Source: 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.