Travelling at speeds that occasionally exceeded 200mph (320km/h), Steve Fossett completed the first solo round-the-world flight by balloon in his Cameron R-550 Roziere. This was an inspiring feat that saw ‘The Spirit of Freedom’ balloon fly for a world record 20,385miles (32,963kilometres).
Cameron Balloons Ltd has been at the forefront of technology on most of the lighter-than-air projects, so if you have a record or achievement you want to set or supersede, please call us for assistance and record breaking project management.
The Spirit of Freedom facts
The Spirit of Freedom was 140 ft (42.6m) tall and 60ft (18.2) wide. The gondola was 7 ft (2.1m) long and 5 ft (1.5m) high, Steve spent nearly 15 days solo in his capsule. A special, dedicated ‘AutoPilot’ system was developed for this particular mission, to allow the pilot a little sleep over each 24hr period.
The World’s favourite manufacturer
Whether you’re in Kenya or Germany, Canberra or Krakow, you will not be alone when you fly a Cameron Balloon. Given that we are the world’s favourite manufacturer, you’re likely to meet a friendly Cameron operator or owner no matter where your travels take you.
Nick Purvis, Sales Director, Cameron Balloons Ltd
- Worldwide Cameron Balloons representative network
- Comprehensive engineering design to aerospace standards
- State-of-the-art fabric technologies and solutions
- Over 40 years experience in ground-breaking flights
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