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 […]
Although the envelope is made of an incredibly strong material, it is also delicate, for example it should be retrieved as soon as possible since the uv light affects the fabric and degrades it,the same happens with water, which is why hot air balloon envelopes do not need to be washed or ironed, besides considering […]
Unlike an airplane, a balloon is an airship that needs to be assembled before every flight; first of all, the wind direction is to be determined. When the wind direction is determined, all the equipment of the balloon is unloaded. The basket and burner are assembled and then connected to the gas cylinders by special […]
Balloon ride in spain Balloon ride in Spain. The bigger a balloon is, the heavier its equipment is; which is why all the people on board should help to set and to pick up the balloon. It is a usual thing that passengers participate in the previous and after flight activities allowing themselves to touch […]
Sunday´s quiz: Over which Spanish World Heritage Citie are we flying? 1.- Salamanca 2.- Toledo 3.- Segovia Answer Ready to fly? Book Now!
As a general rule, the design of a balloon depends directly on its owner’s will (see the post: Why do racer balloons have a thinner shape than normal hot air balloons?) But sometimes balloons are used as a method of advertising; where their colors and design are made according to the customer’s need. Nowadays it is possible […]
Vestirse para subir en globo Sunday´s quiz: What should we bring to our spring or summer balloon flight? 1.- Shorts 2.- Down jacket 3.- Sport shoes or trekking bots Answer Ready to fly? Book Now!
After his first flights in a montgolfier, Pilâtre de Rozier along with Joseph Proust participated in a flight on a modified version of a montgolfier named “La Marie-Antoinette” after the Queen; the spectators were the King of France and King Gustav III of Sweden. The balloon flew at an altitude of approximately 3,000 meters above […]
Sunday´s quiz: Who were the first to Across the English Channel in a balloon? 1.- D´Arlandes marquis and professor Jean-Françoise Pilâtre de Rozier 2.- Bertrand Piccard and Brian Jones 3.- Jean-Pierre Blanchard and John Jeffries Answer Ready to fly? Book Now!