Records

World Records

Steve Griffin is the only current Australian World Record Holder. 
Australia's first ballooning World Record Holder was Paul Gianniotis. His AX4-5 distance record is still the current Australian Class Record.

AM Mixed Balloons (Rozier)

Altitude Past holders were:

AM8  

6,657 m (21,840 ft) R H (Dick) Smith 18 Jun 1993 

AM9-15

7,199 m (23,619 ft) Phil Kavanagh & Brian Smith 03 Jun 1993

AM8-15

7,923 m ( 25,994 ft) Steve Griffin 08 Jun 1994

NOTE: Although these records no longer stand as world records Steve Griffin's is the current Australian Record for AM Altitude.

Australian Records

AX (HOT AIR BALLOONS)

Altitude

AX2-5

3,235m (10,614 ft) Steven Griffin VH-ESN "Eyestrain - 2" 5th Feb 2004

AX6

9,255m (30,364ft) Ron W Taaffe  10 Sep 1978 

AX9-10

9,437m (30,961ft) Steve Griffin 08 July 1999

AX11-15

11,533m (37,839 feet) John Wallington & Sean Kavanagh 24 July 2008

Distance

AX1

5km Steven Griffin VH-IBA "Itty Bitty - 1" 5th Feb 2004 

AX2-3

47.237km Steven Griffin VH-ESN "Eyestrain - 2" 5th Feb 2004

AX4

154.68km Paul Gianniotis 16 Aug 1980

AX5

168.7 km Ronald Kent 10 July 2011

AX6-AX15

354.87km Ron W Taaffe 08 Aug 1980

Duration

AX1

0h 18m 00s Steven Griffin VH-IBA "Itty Bitty - 1" 2 Feb 2003

AX2-6

4h 39m 50s Steven Griffin VH-SIK "Mylar Magic" 11 Feb 2004

AX7-11

8h 24m Les Springett 24 July 1999

AX12

15h 03m Geoff Tetlow 27 Sep 1982

AX Female Australian Records

Altitude

AX7

9,670ft Amanda Galbraith 6 Jul 1995

AM Mixed Balloons (Rozier)

Altitude

AM8 -15

7923m (25,994 ft) Steve Griffin  08 Jun 1994

BX (HOT AIR DIRIGIBLES)

Altitude, Distance & Duration (Previously a world record)

BX 1-10

318m
10.87km
60min
Steve Griffin VH-ESN "Eyestrain" 19 Sept 2006
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