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The goal of the Fedor Konyukhov RTW flight in July 2016 was to beat the record of 13 days flying around the world in a balloon, held by Steve Fossett since 2002. The Round the world flight was completed and Fedor arrived back safely to Western Australia. It was an incredible event for all those involved directly and indirectly.
FAI Claim number : 17900
Sub-class : AM-14 / Mixed balloons : 16 000 to 22 000 m³
Category : General
Group : Not applicable
Type of record : Distance
Course/location : Northam Airfield (Australia) - Bonnie Rock, Mukinbudin (Australia)
Performance : 33'521,4 km
Pilot : Fedor Konyukhov (Russia)
Balloon : R-550 / Cameron Balloons
Date : 23.07.2016
Previous record : 33 195.1 km (03.07.2002 - Steve Fossett, USA)
Congratulations on this splendid achievement.
With thanks to the Northam Aero Club for supplying the information.
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