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"A roller-coaster adventure of emotional highs and lows." ?Library Journal Into the real thin air: The gripping story of the history-making around-the-world balloon flight as told by the pilots themselves. In this dramatic and inspiring account, adventurers Bertrand Piccard and Brian Jones, the pilots of the Breitling Orbiter 3 balloon, tell the remarkable story of their r"A roller-coaster adventure of emotional highs and lows." ?Library Journal Into the real thin air: The gripping story of the history-making around-the-world balloon flight as told by the pilots themselves. In this dramatic and inspiring account, adventurers Bertrand Piccard and Brian Jones, the pilots of the Breitling Orbiter 3 balloon, tell the remarkable story of their record-breaking, first-ever around-the-world balloon flight in March 1999.During their 30,000-mile voyage, they faced many unexpected challenges and near-disasters, including a harrowing six-and-a-half-day trip across the Pacific when the balloon came dangerously close to plunging into the ocean. Using their logbook and journals, as well as photographs taken on- board, Piccard and Jones have brought their 20-day marathon flight vividly to life, capturing the emotion of their many moments of high tension, as well as the uplifting humor and camaraderie that helped them persevere. This is the tale of a great adventure that shows how two very different characters forged a unique relationship during the greatest challenge of their lives....

Title : Around the World in 20 Days: The Story of Our History-Making Balloon Flight
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ISBN : 9780471395379
Format Type : Paperback
Number of Pages : 344 Pages
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Around the World in 20 Days: The Story of Our History-Making Balloon Flight Reviews

  • Michael Harris
    2018-12-07 17:52

    A APL Recycled Reads find. What a wonderful story of Team work, dedication, amazing weather forecasting ability, Devine Providence, good luck and two really nice people who achieved an aviation record while remaining "grounded" as people.

  • Clayton Chase
    2018-12-04 22:03

    This has been on my shelf since it was signed by one of the pilots years ago at a Breitling promo event in Park City. For whatever reason I hadn't picked it up, but once I did I couldn't put it down. Amazing account of a fantastic journey.

  • Kimberly Daniel
    2018-11-28 23:11

    My daughter and I read this one together. What a wonderfully inspirational read. All pre-teens should read this. Bertrand Piccard lays out the details of what it takes to do something historic. And better yet, to do it for the betterment of the world, not to promote yourself. Now I have to check out Winds of Hope, the charity foundation that he and Brian Jones conceived of during their flight. A wonderful read. Don't miss the last two chapters.

  • Mimilaila
    2018-12-03 22:05

    It was a great book to read in the summer holiday. Very adventurous and I learned that travelling with a hot air balloon is not as easy as one thinks.