Dimensions, Height, Weight and Capacity:How Big are Hot Air Balloons Actually?

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how big are hot air balloons

Hot air balloon operators are often asked how big are hot air balloons. This question has numerous answers as one isn’t always clear on what they are specifically wanting an answer to. For example, if how big are hot air balloons could imply interest in capacity, circumference of the envelope when inflated or height. As it isn’t clearly indicated, we … Read More

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Amazing list of Expert’s Top Tips for Hot Air Ballooning Adventures in 2018

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Expert's top tips

So, you’ve gone ahead and booked a spectacular hot air ballooning adventure. If you happen to be a first-time hot air balloon participant, you may be wondering what to bring, wear and expect. In an effort to help to make the flight even more enjoyable for you, we’ve taken the liberty of compiling a few ballooning bloggers favorite tips into … Read More

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Hot Air Balloon Dream Becomes a Reality for an 87-Year-Old Grace Royal Courtesy of Non-Profit

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Grace Royal

An 87-year-old Jenkins county woman’s dream came true when she took to the skies on a hot air balloon ride for the first time. The idea was initially presented to Grace Royal, a resident of Pruitthealth-Bethany Nursing Home in Millen Georgia by the nursing home’s director of recreations. Ms. Royal said director Brigham Hodges approached her bedside and asked if … Read More

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Low Flying Hot Air Balloons Ordered to Land After Causing Panic

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Low flying hot air balloons

In the early morning hours of February 6th, just when residents were leaving for work and children starting their school day, two low flying hot air balloons were flying dangerously close to rooftops of homes and skirting the tops of trees. The nearness of the hot air balloons to structures caused concern amongst the people residing in the area. The … Read More

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2018 Penang Hot Air Balloon Fiesta, Malaysia’s Only Ballooning Festival

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Penang Hot Air Balloon Fiesta

In preparation for the Penang Hot Air Balloon Fiesta, 700 mini paper lanterns shaped like hot air balloons line walkways of the Esplanade in Penang, Malaysia. The lanterns are expected to illuminate the sidewalks every night from after 7 pm until midnight and speak to the excitement elicited by the upcoming fiesta. According to Chief Minister Lim Guan Eng, the … Read More

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The Philippine International Hot Air Balloon Fiesta, a hot air balloon event featuring mass launches plus so much more!

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Philippine International Hot Air Balloon Fiesta

A hot air balloon event commonly referred to as the Weekend of Everything that Flies will kick off the second week in February of this year. The Philippine International Hot Air Balloon Fiesta is an annual event and features anywhere from 20 plus hot air balloons hailing countries all across the globe. The balloon will be in a variety of … Read More

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Italian International Epiphany Hot Air Balloon Meeting features stalls, balloons and parades

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Every year participants take the opportunity to experience hot air balloons at the International Epiphany Hot Air Balloon meeting in Mondovi, in Piedmont Italy. The event will commence on the 5th and run through the 7th of January. The annual event attracts spectators and participants from the thousands across Italy and worldwide. The entire community is involved in the commission … Read More

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Hot Air Balloon Landings Catch Residents’ Eyes

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Hot Air Balloon Landings Catch Residents’ Eyes

Residents of Longmont in Erie, CO, noticed two hot air balloon landings that seemed unusual. “It came down with a thud,” Dejan Smaic said. “It was pretty unusual. I don’t think I’ve seen anything like that before.” Smaic, who lives in Longmont near the intersection of Colo. 66 and Pace Street, quickly grabbed his camera when he spotted the balloon … Read More

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Menorah Made of Hot Air Balloons Launches Into the Night Sky During Hanukkah Celebrations

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Menorah Made of Hot Air Balloons

Attendees at a hot air balloon event in Albuquerque, New Mexico discovered that not only is the world’s largest menorah several stories tall, but it’s also constructed out of several hot air balloons. The hot air balloon fest, sponsored by Chabad of New Mexico, had participants engaged in honoring the sixth night in the holiday celebration of Chanukah or Hanukkah … Read More

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