Project Yankee - The Great Atlantic Balloon Challenge (1987)

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  • The Great Atlantic Balloon Race Alternative


Documentary about the preparation and test flights for the Great Atlantic Balloon Race from America to Europe to break the existing speed record for the trip, with comment from the participants Richard Branson and Don Cameron. Includes footage of the test flight programme leading up to the launch and Branson's shock when rival British balloonist, Cameron, turned the whole exercise into a race.

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