have risked a whirl around the globe.
THE daughter of British balloonist
Brian Jones told of her pride last night as her father neared the end of his historic round-the-world mission.
ROUND the world balloonist
Brian Jones has sunk his $1million prize into saving African children from a killer flesh-eating disease.
Shortly afterwards, the balloonists
began their descent.
Following launch, each competing balloonist
will spot the target, descend and drop a marker as close to the "X" as possible.
21, 1997--AmeriFIT, one of the nation's leading providers of nutritional supplements, will help sponsor balloonist
Kevin Uliassi in his attempt to circumnavigate the globe this winter, and provide specific supplements designed to counter the effects of fatigue, dehydration, muscle loss, cold and oxygen depletion.
The experienced balloonists
set off from Marle, Germany at 3am on Saturday but, as they made their way to Britain flying at between 3000 and 4000 feet, strong winds quickly blew them well off their intended landing area.
PST to complete the 26,000-mile-plus, nonstop circumnavigation, a feat that had challenged and eluded dozens of balloonists
More than 50 expert balloonists
from around the world will participate, including champions from the United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Russia, Sweden, Spain, Italy, India, Hong Kong, Holland, Germany, France, Belgium, Brazil, Austria and Australia.
TWO hot air balloonists
were rescued yesterday after high winds blew them hundreds of miles off course.
The Breitling Orbiter 3 balloon was less than one day's flying time Friday night from achieving what had thwarted balloonists
for two centuries: a nonstop voyage around the world.
The decision followed a visit to a number of locations in the northeastern United States by top balloonists
Don Cameron and Alan Noble of Bristol, England, who are organizing the event.