Update 7:25 AM MDT (1325Z) Tuesday, October 10
The America’s Challenge Command Center has received word that Team 1, Albuquerque’s Peter Cuneo and Barbara Fricke, has landed safely near Brighton, VT.
Update 5:45 AM MDT (1145Z) Tuesday, October 10 (1145Z)
It’s breakfast time on the U.S. and Canadian East Coast, and the old America’s Challenge distance record is toast.
Update 7:00 PM MDT Monday, October 9 (0100Z Tuesday, October 10)
The Command Center has received word from Team 5, Wilhelm Eimers and Sebastian Eimers, that they made a safe landing south of Wausau, WI shortly before 6 PM MDT (0000Z) after a flight of 1,094 miles (1761 km).
Update 5:45 PM MDT (2345Z) Monday, October 9, 2017
The America’s Challenge leaders are approaching the 1,500-mile (2,414 km) mark, and having transited Lake Superior are over a remote area of southeastern Ontario and streaking towards Quebec at 58 mph (93 kph). Team 6 (Nicolas Tièche and Laurent Sciboz of Switzerland) has opened up about a 90-mile lead on their closest pursuers, Americans Peter Cuneo and Barbara Fricke of Albuquerque (Team 1).
Update 11:00 AM MDT (1700Z) Monday, October 9, 2017
The lead two America’s Challenge gas balloon teams have reached a major milestone -- the Great Lakes in their quest to win one of the greatest races in ballooning by traveling the greatest distance from the launch point in Albuquerque.