2022 Event Will Take Place In Switzerland In Their Honor Kurt Frieden and Pascal Witpräechtiger of Team SUI-2, Switzerland, received their medals and trophies in Torun, Poland in late August, following their win of the Coupe Aéronautique Gordon Bennett. The historic gas balloon race has one simple goal: to fly the furthest non-stop distance from the launch site. Frieden and Witpräechtiger were the last crew to be airborne and flew 2.22 miles** further than the competitors behind them. This gained their victory after they landed in Les Landes Genusson in France on Wednesday, August 25th. Total airtime was 85 hours after traveling 969 miles from the launch site in Aeroklub Pomorski in Poland.
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