This weekend Andy Cayton will attempt to break the world record distance in a gas balloon, now in the hands of Bob Berben and Benoit Simeons with 3400 km. Probably Andy will take off at the small airport Parris Valley (L65), south of March AFB. For the fanatics, the coordinates are N 33 45.649 - W 117 13.097.
WE HAVE A GREEN LIGHT ! These were the words Andy Cayton sent us a couple of days ago. Don, the meteorologist, announced favourable conditions from January 28th on. The pilot and his crew will arrive at the latest on Saturday in Lake Elsinore, CA, for the final preparations.
Click on the next link to discover the goal of this flight.
Start on Sunday morning
We wish Andy good luck with his attempt. We will certainly follow his progress online !!!