Prescot, Colin

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Prescot, Colin Gender: M
born on 20 April 1950 at 00:05 (= 12:05 AM )
Place Fingest, England, 51n36, 0e52
Timezone MET h1e (is standard time)
Data source
From memory
Rodden Rating A
Collector: Scholfield
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_aricol.18.gif 29°19' s_mo.18.gif s_taucol.18.gif 27°37 Asc.s_sagcol.18.gif 14°21'


British balloonist, he and a teammate, Andy Elson, attempted to circumnavigate the world in a balloon in 1999. The attempt failed because of weather but they set an endurance record that was broken two weeks later. Their balloon,named The Cable and Wireless was hit by storms south of Japan and forced to ditch in the Pacific on March 7, 1999


  • Work : Gain social status March 1999 (Set an endurance record for balloonists)
    chart Placidus Equal_H.

Source Notes

Sy Scholfield quotes Data from his autobiography, "To the Edge of Space: Adventures of a Balloonist" (London: Macmillan, 2000), p. 16: "I was born in 1950 in my grandmother's house in a tiny village called Fingest, nestling in the Chiltern Hills in Buckinghamshire ... It was just before midnight and she [the midwife] needed to record my correct date of birth. In the end I just landed in time to be on 20 April." Time zone was BST (-1:00) but MET is shown here because it is the correct deviation from GMT.


  • Vocation : Travel : Adventurer
  • Vocation : Travel : Aviation field (Balloonist)