Aviation Photo #0708018 Cameron Balloons R-500 - Breitling Orbiter

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The Breitling Orbiter 2 on temporary display in Oberhausen's Gasometer (loaned from Lucerne's transport museum). Breitling Orbiter 2 took off from Chateau-d'Oex, Switzerland on 28-Jan-98. Bertrand Piccard, Wim Verstraeten & Andy Elson landed on the road to Mandalay near Sitkwin in Myanmar on 07-Feb-98. Although unsuccessful in their non-stop round-the-world flight, they did take the absolute, unrefueled, flight duration record.
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