It is amazing the amount of times that Jules Verne’s novel “around the world in 80 days” and its main character, the phlegmatic Phileas Fogg, have been used as a reference to hot air balloon flights. And I call it amazing because on the novel, hot air balloons are mentioned only once, when Phileas Fogg, […]
Sunday´s quiz: What should we bring to our winter balloon flight? 1.- Parachute 2.- Hat or cap 3.- Snowshoes ANSWER Ready to fly? Book Now!
Sunday´s quiz: Over which Spanish World Heritage Citie are we flying? 1.- Toledo 2.- Salamanca 3.- Segovia ANSWER Ready to fly? Book Now!
After Montgolfier’s first experiments in 1783, where air was heated by a bonfire, a tedious and impractical method, hot air balloons were substituted by gas balloons. Hot air balloons´ reappearance was in October of 1960 when Raven Industries provided a valuable impulse for aeronautics by creating the first propane burner and nylon envelope which became […]
Sunday´s quiz: Who made a famous escape in a hot air balloon? 1.- The Strelzyk and Wetzel families 2.- Philleas Fogg and Jean Passepartout 3.- The Anglin brothers and Frank Morris ANSWER Ready to fly? Book Now!
Sunday´s quiz: How often is it necessary to give maintenance to a hot air balloon? 1.- Before flying 2.- Every 12 months or 100 hours of use 3.- Every 18 months or 150 hours of use ANSWER Ready to fly? Book Now!
The reason is the lightness of the gases inside each balloon. As we have seen before it takes 3 cubic meters of hot air to lift 1 kilogram. To lift a hot air balloon with a pilot and two passengers, an approximate load of material and people from 550 to 600 kilograms would require an […]