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Breitling record

While feeling both pleased and humbled by Damian Arnold's news feature (NCE 15 April) on my involvement in the Breitling Orbiter 3 project, I wish to correct two errors in the article.

The first is that the BO3 flew to 12,000m (not feet) at temperatures down to -55degreesC. Secondly, the design was carried out in the two weeks before ship out date, not take off.

Richard Hill, Symonds Group Ltd, 29-33 Princess Victoria Street, Clifton, Bristol BS8 4BX

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