Brian Jones

Brian Jones

Balloonist

In March 1999 Brian Jones and his fellow pilot Bertrand Piccard became the first men to circumnavigate the world by balloon. This final great aviation first which had eluded so many, perhaps most notably Sir Richard Branson, was accomplished by making the longest and furthest flight in history - in any form of flying machine within the earth`s atmosphere. Seven world records were established.

 

He is currently working on a project with fellow balloonist and round the world contender Andy Elson, as Flight Director on a project to fly a balloon to the edge of space - more than 40km high

Brian has a fascinating story to tell, delivering an inspirational and motivational speech.