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.
"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".
Fedor Konyukhov’s new book “The Power of Faith: 160 days and nights of solitude in the Pacific Ocean” is a collection of his daily journal entries that he wrote during his expedition across the Pacific Ocean on the 9 meters row boat Tourgoyak (K9).
Fedor Konyukhov’s new book “The Pacific Ocean” is the fourth in his children series. In this book the explorer talks about his solo rowing across the vastness of the Pacific Ocean, which despite its name is not easily pacified.
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.
Last week Fedor Konyukhov arrived in the City of Mooloolaba, Australia where almost a year ago he finished his transpacific row on the city’s public beach. Fedor Konyukhov was invited by the city council to attend the opening ceremony of a commemorative plinth dedicated to his 2014 solo trip from Chile to Australia on the 9 meter long ocean rowboat “Tourgoyak”.
After almost 20 hours of standing in the gondola of the B&N Bank hot air balloon, Fedor Konyukhov and Ivan Menyalo managed to set a new Russian record for flying an AX-9 balloon. After a day of rest, Fedor Konyukhov was back in the office sharing his experience of flying the B&N Bank hot air balloon with his copilot Ivan Menyalo.
Fedor Konyukhov and Ivan Menyalo took off this early morning at 05:45 AM from frozen river Volga near ancient city Kostroma (350 km east of Moscow). They are trying to set new Russian duration hot air balloon record for AX-9 type.
“My Expeditions” is written to inspire those who are drawn to seeing and experiencing the world for themselves. It is a thoroughly compiled collection of journal entries that the author religiously writes during his travels.
After completing his solo row across the South Pacific Ocean from Chile to Australia, Fedor Konyukhov announced that he intends to be back to the Green continent in the summer of 2015 for a daring adventure to fly solo around the world on a helium/hot-air balloon (Roziere).