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How to make knots: Clove hitch

In this video tutorial we will learn how to do step by step the clove hitch. This knot is used in seamanship and mountaineering. It is used as a quick and secure mooring. It is also used in ballooning to anchor the balloon to several fixed stations on a tethered balloon ride. This knot is […]

Experiencia en globo en Segovia 8-8-18

¿Qué mejor experiencia que volar sobre una ciudad patrimonio de la Humanidad como Segovia, disfrutando de un viaje en globo en buena compañía? ¡Vuela tu aventura! Ready to fly? Book Now!

How much heat does a hot air balloon burner generate?

Hot air balloon burner Hot air balloons fly thanks to the heat generated in the burners that is produced by the combustion of propane. And we are talking of a lot of heat, the flames reach a temperature of  1,100 c° and the burners have a power close to 3 000 000 kilocalories Ready to […]

 Is it possible to fly during the whole year?

In Spain, thanks to its mild climate, is possible to fly during the whole year, even during the coldest months of winter the temperature doesn’t affect the flights.  Of course the days chosen to fly are the quietest, where the wind speed is not higher than a determined one, always looking for the highest possible […]

Accessible hot air ballooning over Segovia

Since march 2017 an accessible hot air balloon offers flights over World Heritage cities like Segovia. The accessible balloon, operated by Siempre en las nubes and sponsored by Segovia’s city council and Segovia’s provincial government, allows people with physical disabilities to enjoy the experience of flying. Segovia’s hot air balloon is the first accessible balloon […]

Hot air ballooning festival: Open de Valladolid

HOT AIR BALLOONING FESTIVALS Once again september arrives with a must on the calendar: The Open de Aerostación of Valladolid. As every year, it takes place the same days as the festivities of San Lorenzo Virgin do. The city is full of activities and the sky is full of balloons. With this event comes and […]

Does the takeoff cause fear or vertigo?

The takeoff is usually very smooth and quiet. One the most impressive moments is when you see the balloon lifting from the floor, especially for people who suffer from vertigo, but the lack of movement in the basket and the fact that there is no physical link between the balloon and the ground makes the […]

Is the takeoff abrupt or dangerous?

Hot air balloon flights are only done under the best weather conditions therefore the takeoff is not dangerous. The takeoff feels incredibly soft, so soft that a lot of passengers don’t realize that the flight has already started. Sometimes the wind might blow a little harder, giving a slight sensation of movement, but it is […]

Sunday´s quiz: the Atlantic in a balloon

Sunday´s quiz: the Atlantic in a balloon 25 years ago, two pilots made the first journey through the Atlantic in a balloon from east to west. who where those pilots? 1.- Leonid Tiukhtyaev y Troy Bradley 2.- Tomás Feliú y Jesús González Green 3.- Bertrand Piccard y Brian Jones Answer Ready to fly? Book Now!

How are balloons filled with air?

When the balloon is set and ready to be inflated, a fan that blows air inside the envelope is turned on. The lower part of the envelope is called an opening, or throat, through which the balloon is inflated and the air trapped inside is heated during the flight. It is enough to open the […]

Did blimps have military use?  

  They showed great improvement during World War I and II where they were used as a mean of transport, anti-submarine surveillance system or defense against air strikes. During World War II, Americans had the biggest fleet of blimps ever built, although they were neither efficient for navigation, nor for target selection and bomb aiming; they […]