With over 1800m of hot pink fabric, equipped with four x 5000 horse power burners, enough space for 450,000 cubic feet of hot air and a lifting capacity of over 3 tonne this balloon is a force to be reckoned with.
The Pink Apollo project will set out to break 2 world records.
In addition to this audacious goal, The Pink Apollo Project aims to raise $400,000 to contribute towards the McGrath Foundation, enabling them to assign more Breast Care Nurses to those patients and families in need.
The people behind the Pink Apollo Project are as extraordinary as the opportunities it offers.
Geoff Wilson is a record-breaking Australian adventurer who most recently set a new world mark for the fastest solo and unsupported coast-to-coast crossing of Antarctica.
Murray Blyth is the youngest pilot in Australia to hold a chief pilot approval (with close to 1500 hours flying time) and was trained by Chris Dewhurst, the only man to have soared over Mount Everest in a hot air balloon.
Simon Goodburn is the general manager of 5th Element Expeditions and an upcoming adventurer in his own right, trained by Geoff Wilson.
Glenn & Heather Singleman – Australia’s leading wing suit pilots renowned for their extraordinary achievements, such as wing suiting across the Grand Canyon, USA.
Darius Brzozowski – Hot Air balloon pilot – leader of the Polska Stratosfera expedition (current altitude record holder)
Tad Smith – High altitude oxygen systems expert and skydiver.
Where: The expedition will take place at Wilpena Pound in South Australia.
When: First week of June – 2016