Drones Fly Through Flocks of Bats, Scientists Study Animal Communication

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The United States Department of Defense is participating in interesting studies on animals like bats. In an effort to make things easy for scientists, drones have been flown through flocks of bats. The U.S. Department of Defense’s studies are not just limited to bats. They have studied walruses, lizards, marmots, birds and arachnids. One of the topics they study is … Read More

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From Los Angeles to Vermont, Check out these Scenic Hot Air Balloon Ride Destinations Across the U.S.

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Balloon Rides in Los Angeles - Manhattan Beach Sunset

For hot air balloon enthusiasts, nothing the beats the feeling of soaring high above the ground on a sunny day, marveling at the landscape below. Across the United States, there are numerous places where you can enjoy the glorious freedom of a balloon ride. Some of the country’s most stunning scenery is found in the locations listed below, yet these … Read More

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Coming this Fall, Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta 2018

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Preparations are already underway to organize and renovate anything and everything to improve, if possible, the Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta 2018 presented by Canon. The fiesta which draws a crowd of close to one million each year features at least 500 traditionally shaped balloons and 90 or more specialty shaped envelopes featuring the likeness of lovable characters and celebrities alike. … Read More

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Owl-O-Ween 2018 is Coming Soon!

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Start planning your Fall activities calendar now and dust off your costume because Owl-O-Ween is nearly here again! Summer hasn’t quite begun and yet preparations are in the works for the 2018 Owl-O-Ween Hot Air Balloon festival. Die-hard fans of hot air balloons, costumery, and fall festivities are fine tuning their plans for what type of characters to dress as … Read More

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

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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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