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Hot-Air Balloon High-Altitude Record Attempt

Fedor Konyukhov is to attempt another, balloon world-record… a hot-air adventure, high up in the Stratosphere and he has chosen Cameron Balloons as his balloon manufacturer once again.

Hot-Air Balloon High-Altitude Record Attempt

Fedor Konyukhov is to attempt another, balloon world-record… a hot-air adventure, high up in the Stratosphere and he has chosen Cameron Balloons as his balloon manufacturer once again.

Successful solo flight - great team work

The Round the world flight is complete and Fedor is back safely to Northam, Western Australia. All equipment is now at the same hangar! It was an incredible event for all those involved directly and indirectly.

Past The Cape of Good Hope. Morton balloon is over Indian ocean

Fedor is on the final leg home but relaxing at this stage is not an option. The morning started with significant valving of helium as it is heated by the sun. This has been necessary for the last few days as fuel is consumed and the system becomes lighter.

Jumping over cold front in the Pacific

In a few hours Fedor will have to negotiate a large occluded front stretching across the Pacific Ocean from the coast of Antarctica to 20 degrees south latitude.

Morton balloon is at Western hemisphere!

15 July 12:00 UTC Fedor crossed 180 Longitude and now in Western hemisphere. He went back to the past - it is Thursdays 14 of July for Fedor again!

Morton balloon reaches New Zealand

Airways New Zealand confirms the balloon carrying Russian adventurer Fedor Konyukhov on his world record attempt to circumnavigate the globe has entered New Zealand airspace.

Launched date confirmed. 02 of July. Northam, Western Australia

According to the data available on 28th of June (12 UTC), there is a weather window for the launch of the "MORTON" balloon on 2nd of July, Saturday. Good trajectories for crossing Australian continent.

Waiting for the weather window

The 19th July 2002 is a special date for the international ballooning community: on that day in Northam, Western Australia American pilot Steve Fossett took off on his sixth attempt at completing his solo nonstop fly around the world.

News from Australia

Preparations for the round-the-world balloon flight are in full swing in Northam, West Australia, where local aero club hosts Fedor Konyukhov's crew and the equipment. By the time of our arrival to Northam, gondola and burners were already delivered from the UK by our partner, DHL.

Around the world on roziere balloon - Project Completed

After completing his solo row across the South Pacific Ocean from Chile to Australia in May 2014, Fedor Konyukhov announced that he intends to be back to the Green continent in the summer of 2016 for a quest to fly solo around the world on a Roziere balloon.

MORTON Balloon is sent to the start in Australia

Last week in Bristol (UK), a historic event took place. Morton balloon, in which the traveler and pilot Fedor Konyukhov plans to fly around the world, was officially transferred to Morton Company. Handover of the balloon was held with the participation of Don Cameron, the owner of the company-manufacturer Cameron Balloons, and the management of Morton Company - Alexander Ruchiev, the president, and Oleg Kolchenko, the vice-president.

Round-the-world flight balloon update

3 of March 2016 Breitling.com held a press conference with Russian adventurer and balloon pilot Fedor Konyukhov celebrating Breitling being appointed as official time-keeper for the Morton Round-the-World balloon flight.

Seven months until the Round the World launch and counting

In mid-December 2015, Fedor Konyukhov will travel to Cameron Balloons to assess yet another stage of the manufacturing the MORTON GROUP record-breaking attempt balloon and in June of 2016 Fedor Konyukhov will attempt to fly solo and non-stop around the world in a balloon.

Letter of support from Sir Richard Branson

"I have received letter of support from Sir Richard Branson. This is a great news. He always inspired me by his projects in the air, in the ocean, on land. Even he was not always the first to achieve the goal but he was pushing the limits, creating completions, investing into technology, promoting sports".

Visit to Cameron Balloons

During his visit to Cameron Balloons at the end of September, Fedor Konyukhov met with the company founder, a legendary pilot and inventor, Don Cameron, and with Alan Noble, who was project manager for most of the world records flying Roziere balloons over the last 20 years.