Famous Journeys in Hot Air Balloons

There have been some famous hot air balloon journeys that have been made with people attempting to travel across land and even across oceans. The very first recorded manned flight in a hot air balloon was achieved in October 1783. The balloon was however tethered and it was not until November of that same year that the first untethered hot air balloon flight took place.  François Laurent d’Arlandes and Jean-François Pilâtre de Rozier flew out for just under 30 minutes to the suburbs surrounding Paris after lifting off from the central region of the city. This was an incredible accomplishment at that time. The first recorded long distance flight by hot...

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Why You Should Ride in a Hot Air Balloon at Least Once in Your Life

Hot Air Balloon at Least Once in Your Life

Not everyone gets the privilege of taking a ride on a hot air balloon in their life. If you ever get the chance to take part in a ride 5,000 feet in the air, don’t shy away! Whether it’s over the Grand Canyon or a gorgeous British countryside, hot air balloon rides are a popular choice for anyone looking for an unforgettable experience and to make memories that will last forever. Everyone chooses to embark on a hot air balloon ride in the sky for their own reasons, however, there are several reasons why everyone should take a ride on one at some point in their lives. What is so...

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How hot air balloons are made

Hot air balloons are fascinating to see floating through the air on a clear day. Have you ever wondered how they are made? Hot air balloons these days are constructed of two main parts: an envelope or what is called a gas bag and a basket or what is called a gondola. Since the envelope has to be protected from tearing it is usually made of a nylon that is designed not to rip. Other materials such as polyester may be used to make the envelope. A fire proof material has to be used to make the bottom part of the envelope so that it does not catch fire. This...

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