Bertrand Piccard and Brian Jones ' Breitling Orbiter 3 ' Ballooning Signed Photograph Autographs £45.00
This is a Hand Signed Colour 8" x 6" Publicity Photo of the Breitling Orbiter pilots Bertrand Piccard and Brian Jones. They acheived the 1st Circumnavigation of the World in a balloon, touching down in Egypt on 21st March 1999.
Bertrand Piccard (born 1 March 1958) is a Swiss psychiatrist and balloonist. Born in Lausanne, Vaud canton, Bertrand Piccard, along with Brian Jones, was the first to complete a non-stop balloon flight around the globe. His grandfather Auguste Piccard was a balloonist and his father, Jacques Piccard an undersea explorer.
Brian Jones (born 27 March 1947 in Bristol, England) is an English balloonist. Brian Jones, along with Bertrand Piccard, co-piloted the first successful uninterrupted circumnavigation of the world on board the balloon Breitling Orbiter 3. They set off on 1 March 1999 from Chateau d'Oex in Switzerland and landed in Egypt after a 45,755 kilometre flight lasting 19 days, 21 hours and 47 minutes.