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Switzerland 1999, Breitling Orbiter.
On March 1, 1999, Bertrand Piccard and Brian Jones lifted off from the Swiss alpine village of Château-d’Œx in the Breitling Orbiter 3 on the first nonstop flight around the world in a balloon.

Château-d’Œx is a village in the Fribourg Prealps. The famous "Balloon Week" has been held each year since 1979 in the last week of January. Up to 100 balloonists gather for the festival each year.

 

Guyana 1999, Breitling Orbiter.
viewpoint and mountain unknown

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