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 Balloon, Tell The Remarkable Story Of Their Record Breaking, First Ever Around The World Balloon Flight In March During Their , 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 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
Bertrand Picard is a Swiss psychiatrist and balloonist Along with Brian Jones, he was the first to complete a non stop balloon flight around the globe.He was born in Lausanne, Vaud, a Swiss canton, into a family of explorers His grandfather Auguste Piccard was a balloonist and his father, Jacques Piccard was an undersea explorer He currently is trying to perform the first round the world solar flight, where he is the initiator, chairman, and pilot.
- 344 pages
- Around the World in 20 Days: The Story of Our History-Making Balloon Flight
- Bertrand Piccard
- 14 October 2017 Bertrand Piccard