Japanese Balloonist Sets Out To Defeat His Own Record!

Michio Kanda left Japan yesterday on his hot air balloon to begin a 60 hour journey crossing the Pacific to North America.

He is attempting to beat his own world record of longest time in the air, originally 50 hours and 38 minutes. If Kanda succeeds he will also break the record for longest distance, previously held by Virgin executive Richard Branson.

Good Luck to Michio Kanda, who also claims this is his last hot air balloon adventure!


  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/09052500384379897950 the finance ninja

    I hope he is found alive. Sounds like a cool adventurer to meet.
    I wonder how you get into the hot air baloon business?

    finance ninja

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/15822035989445627760 Laurel

    He does it as a hobby, and saves his money and vacation time to do the travels
    Thank you for reading!

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