Are dirigibles steerable?

Absurd as this question may sound; I heard it from a reporter during a press conference in the 2007 ballooning king´s cup, celebrated in Villanueva del pardillo Madrid. Besides funny, it may represent a disquietude of a segment of the population, curious, but unaware of semantics. In fact, as its name indicates, dirigibles *(the term […]

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Why does a hot air balloon fly?

When the burners are set and the pilot aims the 4 meter flames inside the balloon, the cold air  blown from high-powered fans to partially inflate the envelope, quickly rises its temperature . Suddenly the air trapped inside the envelope, that has been laid on the floor ,is heated and rises for the temperature difference. Balloons […]

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