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Brian Jones (aeronaut)
- This article is about Brian Jones, the aeronaut. There is an article on the musician Brian Jones.
Brian Jones (March 27, 1947 Bristol, Great Britain) along with Bertrand Piccard, co-piloted the first successful circumnavigation of the globe on board the balloon Breitling Orbiter 3 . They set off on 1 March 1999 from Château d’Oex in Switzerland and landed in Egypt after a 45,755 kilometre flight lasting 19 days, 21 hours and 47 minutes.
For this achievement, he received the Harmon Trophy.
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