The two heroes of the first world tour in a Breitling Orbiter 3 (1999). The first is psychiatrist and passionate by the world of air, humanitarian and sciences.
Brian Jones is a former Royal Air Force pilot. He was already flying at the age of 16 and has over 5,000 flying hours, including 1200 in a balloon!
In 1999, they made a world tour from Switzerland to Mauritania in 20 days. Bertrand Piccard is currently preparing the Solar Impulse mission, the first solar-powered plane to perform a world tour.
Reference Pilâtre de Rozier Organisation – Collector 2011