We have a pretty big fleet of balloons here at Virgin Balloon Flights but even we were amazed by the world record attempt of a 408 balloon launch at the Lorraine Mondial International Hot Air Balloon Festival in France. The previous record was set only last Sunday at the Festival.

Taking part in the record attempt was our very CEO and Chief Pilot Ken Karlstrom. Ken sent us these fantastic photos taken during the festival.

As well as helping to break world records Ken also likes to compete; he’s pretty good too. Last year Ken won the overall flying competition and this year he’s right up there going into the final phase.

From everyone at Virgin Balloon Flights, we wish Ken good luck.

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