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The start of the round the world flights Konyukhova postponed again

Старт кругосветного перелета Конюхова снова отложен

The launch of the balloon on which the Russian traveler Fyodor Konyukhov intends to circumnavigate the Earth, is transferred in four to five days due to adverse weather conditions. It is reported by the correspondent.<url>” from the campaign headquarters located in the Australian town of Northam.

“The launch, scheduled for July 7, we have to postpone due to deteriorating weather conditions. The wind increases, and in the evening [July 6] will reach 15-20 meters per second. In such circumstances, it is impossible to safely inflate and launch the balloon,” said Oleg Kolchenko, Vice-President of the company “Morton”, the organizer of the project.

According to preliminary data, favorable conditions for takeoff are expected in the middle of next week, he added. Now the flying is in full swing. On the eve, July 5, was tested lighting equipment, said Kalchenko.

Start world tour Konyukhov has been postponed several times. Initially, the balloon launch is scheduled for July 2, then postponed to 4 th day, then on Thursday 7 July.

Grooms plans to make their journey in two weeks, breaking during this time, about 35 thousand kilometers. He will go round the Earth, flying over the southern hemisphere. The route goes through New Zealand, Pacific, South America, Falkland Islands, Atlantic, Cape of Good Hope in Africa, the Indian ocean. Traveler intends to complete the flight landed on the East coast of Australia.

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