Balloon Fedor Konyukhov in flight

Fyodor Konyukhov's balloon in flightA photo from open sources

Fedor Konyukhov, who launched on July 12, 2016 by air ball in his truly fantastic trip around the world from the Australian town of Northam, for almost five days is located in flight. Now it flies over the Pacific Ocean.

The flight altitude is approximately seven thousand meters, speed – 160-190 kilometers per hour. British Founding Owner the company that made the balloon for Konyukhov, Don Cameron closely follows the flight of a Russian traveler. In his opinion, everything is going fine so far, serious problems have Fedor was not there. However, at the moment, due to the fact that Cameron Balloons entered a cold air front near Konyukhov there may well be some difficulties with the flight, and several hours for him will become truly heroic.

The son of the brave traveler Oscar Konyukhov, who leads Balloon Flight Control Center, reports from father thanks to the New Zealand air traffic controllers who professionally run Cameron Balloons from the middle of the Tasman Sea. Soon the ball will be “intercepted” by Chilean air traffic controllers.

Under their leadership, Fedor Konyukhov bypasses the southern tip of the southern America and continue flying over the Atlantic Ocean. And then he pass over South Africa, finally overcome the Indian Ocean and complete travel again to Australia. About two allotted about two weeks – will overcome the balloon during this time approximately 35 thousand kilometers.

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