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Cross-Atlantic balloon record attempts

Title
Cross-Atlantic balloon record attempts
Genre
Interview
TX Date
Aug 1978
Year of production
1978
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Duration
00:02:39
Description
Interview with unidentified British male (presumably Don Cameron or Christopher Davey) in the wake of the American team’s record crossing of the Atlantic by hot air balloon. The speaker talks about his own recent (unsuccessful) attempt to secure the record, about the team’s disappointment at having to abort the crossing, and about the possibility of a round-the-world circuit. He ends on a note of caution with regard to round-the-world racing, however, speculating that the international rivalry this would entail might increase the recklessness and so further endanger the lives of those taking part. Male interviewer not identified (poss. Paul Woodley?).
Contributors
Paul Woodley?; Don Cameron?; Christopher Davey?
Keywords
Record attempts; Balloons; Atlantic Ocean; Ben Abruzzo; Larry Newman; Max Anderson; Don Cameron; Christopher Davey

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