Alicia Hempleman-Adams ‘breaks hot air ballooning records’ during solo flight

A British adventurer hopes to have set two hot air ballooning world records during a single solo flight in Canada. Alicia Hempleman-Adams, 33, from Bath, Somerset, flew across Calgary province and into Saskatchewan province. She landed on Tuesday evening, having been in the air for an estimated seven hours and 40 minutes. That beat the previous duration female world record for an AX4 class balloon by around 15 minutes. Earlier that day, she set a new world record for distance – more than doubling the previous record of nearly 118km (73.3 miles) by managing 303km (188.3 miles).