« 2 More World Records | Main | LANDED SAFELY!!!!!! »

06 July 2007

3 World Records for David Hempleman Adams

3 World Records for David Hempleman Adams

To break a previous record Dave must have exceeded the old record by over 1%. Each new record must also be ratified by the Federation Aeronautique Internationale (FAI), the aviation governing body (a point Dave forgot on his blog in his excitement!).

Non-pressurised gas balloon size classes are split into codes, starting at AA-01, the smallest (250 cubic meters of gas or less) and counting up to AA-15, the largest (22000 cubic meters and above).

The Toshiba Challenge balloon is an AA-06 size. AA-06's size limits are between 1200 and 1600 cubic meters, as Dave's balloon heats up it expands from its cold size of just over 1000 cubic meters to fit into the limits of the AA-06 class.

The distance record for both the AA-06 and AA-07 size class was 3400.39 km, giving a 1% extra target of 3434.39 km.

The world record for the longest flight in an AA-06 balloon was 80 hours and 18 minutes, the 1% extra target to beat was 81 hours 06.

Dave has so far flown in his Toshiba Challenge AA-06 balloon for 82 hours and 30 minutes and he has covered a total of 3949 km. As Dave has a smaller balloon he automatically beats the AA-07 distance record as it is considerably harder to fly a smaller balloon with less gas to play with than a larger one. So he has beaten 3 world records.

Now we just need to wait for ratification from the FAI before the 3 new world records are completely official.

Posted by Luc at 1:24 PM

Email story to a friend

Email this entry to:


Your email address:


Message (optional):


Archive

March 2009
January 2009
September 2008
July 2008
March 2008
January 2008
December 2007
October 2007
September 2007
August 2007
July 2007
June 2007
May 2007
April 2007
February 2007
January 2007
December 2006
November 2006
October 2006
September 2006
August 2006
June 2006
April 2006
March 2006
January 2006
December 2005
November 2005
October 2005
September 2005
August 2005
July 2005
June 2005
April 2005
March 2005
February 2005
January 2005
November 2004
October 2004
September 2004
August 2004
July 2004
June 2004
May 2004
April 2004
March 2004
February 2004
January 2004
December 2003
November 2003
October 2003
September 2003
August 2003

Last messages

Lighter than air
Gas balloon contest on WAG is cancelled
Men with a mission
Helma Sjuts deceased
Coupe AĆ©ronautique Gordon Bennett 2008 - the teams
GB 2009 in Geneva
World Record Balloon Flight
GB 2008 in Albuquerque
America's Challenge - update #2
America's Challenge - update #1

Search


Gasballoon Map

Partners

Official Gordon Bennett Pages

DFSV

Belgian Balloon Pages