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Gas Balloon World Record

Ann Webb, PhD (University of Manchester UK) accompanied by veteran balloonist and winner of the 10th America’s Challenge Gas Ballloon Race Janet Folkes, PhD (The University of Nottingham UK) were the only female team entered in the 2009 Coupe Aéronautique Gordon Bennett. Watch Dr. Folkes describe her participation in the world’s oldest and most prestigious gas balloon race where she sets a world record for women in ballooning and aviation: