Jones, Brian

Jones, Brian,

1947–, British balloonist, b. Bristol. A former Royal Air Force pilot, he entered the world of ballooning in the 1980s, and in 1997 became an organizer for the attempt of the British-built, Swiss-sponsored Breitling Orbiter 3 to circle the world nonstop. On Mar. 1–20, 1999, he and Bertrand Piccard (see under Piccard, AugustePiccard, Auguste
, 1884–1962, Swiss physicist, b. Basel. He became a professor at the Univ. of Brussels in 1922. He and his twin brother Jean Felix (d. 1963) are known for their balloon ascents into the stratosphere; in Aug., 1932, Auguste ascended to 55,500 ft (16,916 m).
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) succeeded where many had failed, floating from Switzerland southwest to Mauritania, then eastward across Africa, Asia, the Pacific, North America, and the Atlantic to a landing in the Egyptian desert. They wrote Around the World in 20 Days (1999) about their flight.
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Colin Williams, Hugh Jones, Brian Green and Alan Grant (Wenvoe Castle) 121.
Don Jones, Brian Holmes, Ted Funk, Bill Koenig, Jack Moore, and Letitia Wetterauer, "Farmstead Planning Handbook.
Baldwin explained: ``Linda Jones, Brian Clemenson, Barrie Draper and Tommy Foster have already entered, and Charlie [Lister] is calling in the morning.
GATHERING: Mary Simpson on her birthday with, from left, Lilian Jones, Brian Gibson, Valerie Chapman and Mary Kirkland; MEMORIES: Left, Mary with her great-grandchildren and daughter Valerie and, right, Mary in her teenage years
In 2005, the Braves lost three members of their Opening Day lineup to the disabled list (Chipper Jones, Brian Jordan and Johnny Estrada) at one time or another and got rid of a fourth (Raul Mondesi) in May.
Gary Jones, Brian Whitfield, Vincent Hetherington and John Curry barricaded themselves into the control room of the Isle of Inishmore docked in Pembroke, Wales on November 23.
CUTLINE: The cast of "Family Affair," from left, Anissa Jones, Brian Keith, Sebastian Cabot, Kathy Garver and Johnnie Whitaker.
The team of Gary Morgan, Brynli Thomas, Robert Render and Arwell Hughes totalled 107 points to beat Carl and Ken Jones, Brian Lewis and David Guidera by two, Steve Jinks won two senior comps.
Alan Curbishley, Neil Warnock, Steve Bruce, Dave Jones, Brian McDermott, Gus Poyet, Glenn Roeder, Billy Davies.
Performances and Appearances by Patti LaBelle, Erykah Badu, Jill Scott, Anthony Hamilton, Ledisi, Marsha Ambrosius, Estelle, Miguel, Musiq Soulchild, Tatyana Ali, Pooch Hall, Jill Marie Jones, Brian White, Terrence J, David Banner and Many More
COMPILED BY JONATHON TAYLOR THEY WORE BOTH SHIRTS THE following have played for both Boro and Rotherham United: Walter Bottrill, Ken Cameron, Phil Cartwright, Jack Clough, Doug Cooper, Micky Cummins, David Currie, Ninty Eyre, Reg Freeman, Phil Gilchrist, Norman Gowland, Pat Heard, Mark Hudson, Brad Jones, Brian Jordan, Phil Kite, Arthur Layton, Grant Leadbitter, Emmanuel Ledesma (pictured), Hugh McIlmoyle, Kelham O'Hanlon, Frazer Richardson, Richard Smallwood, David Smith, Robbie Stockdale, John Stone, Phil Whelan, JJ Williams.
A big thank you goes to my training team Sam Wrighting, Leif Benwiourjean, Paul Jones, Brian Vernum and Vince Brereton.