The Guinness world record for the longest duration flight by helium balloons is 13 hr 36 min 57 seconds and was achieved by Jonathan Trappe (United States) in The Spirit Cluster (totalling 57 balloons) who flew over North Carolina, United States
Guinness World Records also recognized the world record for the Largest banner flown by balloons: it measured 107 m (351 ft) in length and 53 m (173 ft 10 in) in width and was made by Fiesta Kuwait co. (Kuwait).
'I'm absolutely elated we hae done it,' said organiser Ian Sharpe, 51, of Caterham in Surrey.
'It's the culmination of 14 months of hard work that has paid off.'
Fifty-one hot air baloons set off for France from Wootton, Kent - but a technical fault halted one and 50 made it to Calais.
But for those adventurers that made it, Champagne corks were popped in celebration on the French side.
The world record flight was the idea of retired policeman Ian Sharpe, 51 - who took up the sport eight years ago.