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Fedor Konyukhov went on a world tour in a balloon

Preparations for the flight took more than two years.

12.Jul.16 7:08 AM
By Irina Kostikova


Fedor Konyukhov went on a world tour in a balloon
Today started round-the-world expedition of Fyodor Konyukhov in a balloon "Morton". The traveler went from the airport to the town of Northam, located in Western Australia. Fedor Konyukhov announced that the launch was repeatedly postponed due to adverse weather conditions. The traveler said he was ready to fly for a long time.

It is worth noting that in preparation for a single flight, which lasted a year and a half, he trained as a pilot, free balloon, and even got a corresponding certificate. This document will allow Fyodor Konyukhov to fly in Australia.

Traveler together must overcome the balloon 35 thousand kilometers. According to Interfax, the route is built from West to East: Australia - Tasman sea - New Zealand - Pacific ocean - South America (Chile - Argentina) - Falkland Islands - Atlantic ocean - Africa (South Africa, Cape of Good Hope) - Indian ocean Australia.

The Director of information policy Department of the group of companies "Morton" Igor Ladycock said that during the whole journey Fyodor Konyukhov will not sleep more than four hours a day. Also, he will be able to carry out switching of the cylinders outside of the cockpit. At this time, the ball will have a height of from 4 to 10 thousand meters.

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