1962 Kurt Richard Stehling a US citizen, made an epic flight from Brawley, CA in "Kathleen." It was an unsuccessful Trans-America attempt which ended near Mexicali, Mexico after 12 hours 30 minutes.
1976 The first hot air balloon crossing from Scotland to England. The pilot was Frank Barnes flying the British Bacon balloon. Distance was 10miles over land and 10 miles over sea. They took off from Dalbeattie in Scotland and landed in Silloth England after 3 hours flying. Source: Aerostat