Konyukhov Balloon Flight 2016 (11 mins)

Dick assists Russian adventurer Fedor Konyukhov in his world breaking record for the fastest circumnavigation of the Earth in a hot air balloon in just over 11 days, July 2016.

Dick who had assisted Fedor many years prior on one of his first adventures – a solo sail around the world, was there to assist Fedor, not only at the take off from Northam, Western Australia, but at the landing in Bonnie Rock, Western Australia.

The footage of the landing is taken by Dick as he ran towards the balloon. He was calling to a nearby people to attach the trail rope to a motor vehicle to stop the balloon from continuing it’s dangerous slide across the landscape towards trees. If you notice, there’s a shot when one of the gas cylinders spurts dangerous, volatile liquid gas which could’ve easily caught alight – luckily it didn’t. (11 mins)