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The Heart-Pounding High Flying Hot Air Balloon Thrill Ride, Seeing The World

Updated on July 28, 2016

Lift Off

As the passengers are slowly ascend into the sky, they aware of the power and the heat generated by the burner
As the passengers are slowly ascend into the sky, they aware of the power and the heat generated by the burner | Source


See a different viewpoint on the earth-an eagle-s eye view! Hot air ballooning is an enliven and preeminent adventure, as you can ride the wind currents, flowing with the gentle breezes several hundred feet into the air. You feel no feeling of movement as you journey with the wind. The thrill and getting involved with ballooning, and if you are one of those adventurous individuals who have discovered hot air balloons fascinating, you most likely have dreamt about riding in one or maybe the thoughts of actually being a pilot. So whether you are want to experience the ride or become involved with the excitement of ballooning, it is relatively simple to become engaged with hot air ballooning. The easiest approach to getting involved is to just follow a balloon and then meet it at its place of landing. But other suggestions would be to purchase a balloon ride to experience it. Once you are hooked the idea of actually purchasing your own balloon maybe something you are intrigued in doing. You can make a call to a local pilot, get to a festival where balloons are being launched, discover a Balloon Club lastly learning to fly a balloon.

Your quest starts normally in the early morning hours when the temperatures are cooler and the breezes are still at this time the air is more balanced. There are also rides available throughout the day and evening hours, but always depending on weather conditions, so much to factor in, and critical to a successful, safe fight. The launch site is decided by the weather hours before the ride. The hot air balloon is inflated applying a huge transportable fan, ahead of the balloon’s burner is started and basket tilted into an elevated angle. Then it’s time to climb into the wicker basket as the balloon slowly and steadily emerges, as the burner ignites the air within the balloon.

The Hot Air Balloon voyage is both striking and peaceful. While soaring about the treetops you hear very little noise from the hustle bustle world below. The quiet is only interrupted with blowouts from the propane burner heating the air in your balloon to control you sailing sweeping the blue skies for a lengthier period of time observing as the sun erupts from the horizon and paints the morning sky with a shade of pink in an astonishing morning sunrise. Or if your flight happens later in the evening you will view the magnificent breathtaking sun as it is setting.

Your destination continues to be a mystery until the last making contact –you succumb power and are taken in the course of the wind. Then after this thrill ride has come to an end the fun lingers as you celebrate with a champagne get together, sipping the refreshing cold bubbly drink reflecting on the exploitation you just engaged in.

For those individuals intrigued with how hot air balloons perform they actually are a somewhat unattainable form of transportation if you need to be somewhere specific. The balloon is nearly impossible to steer, and it can only move as quickly as the blowing wind. But if you merely want to have fun with the adventure of flying, there is no doubt nothing quite similar to being in a hot air balloon. The majority of balloon enthusiasts depicts the experience of flying in one, the most tranquil, pleasurable activity they have ever encountered.

Hot air balloons are likewise a brilliant effort of basic scientific fundamentals. It is interesting to learn what makes these massive balloons elevate in the sky, and to discover the knowledge how the balloon’s diagram allows the pilot the capability to manage attitude and vertical acceleration. You will be overwhelmed by the beautiful trifling of these past flying marvels.

This colorful remarkable hot air balloons are centered around a very key scientific foundation: warmer air rises in cooler air. Basically, hot air is lighter than cool air, the reason being is having less substance per unit of capacity. A cubic foot of air weighs approximately near an ounce. If you fire that air by 100 degrees, the weight is nearly 7 grams fewer. Accordingly, every cubic foot of air embodied in a hot air balloon has the ability to rise almost 7 grams. This is not sizeable, and this is the reason hot air balloons are so enormous to be able to lift 1,000 pounds, to achieve this it requires about 65,000 cubic feet of hot air.

When you purchase a balloon ride for yourself it is one of the best opportunities to get the knowledge about the sport of ballooning. To fully understand the process of how things work, you are allowed to help inflate and deflate the balloon, most riders like assisting in this procedure which intensifies the involvement. There are numerous companies that provide the chance of an exciting balloon ride. The entire fight normally lasts for about 60 minutes. So it is best to calculate a time between 3-4 hours for the complete adventure. The trip happens near dawn and twilight taking into consideration when the wind is the most tranquil.

If there are any community hot air balloon pilots locally, contact them to let them know you are interested in being a part of the crew. The majority of the pilots are extremely pleased to welcome new individuals for their crew. You will be expected to help with every situation of the voyage, and will travel in the chase car while it tracks the balloon’s movements throughout the time in the air.

Attending a festival is a trendy way to observe balloons fly. There are hundreds of yearly scheduled balloon festivals in all parts of the world, with most transpiring in summer and the fall. But there are also winter rides as well, which may come to a surprise, but the pilots tell us that it is rather warm. Several festivals admit viewers to walk amongst the area where the balloons are, others may deter people away from the pilots and members of the crew.

Some outstanding hot air balloon flights take place in Temecula wine country to give you the unforgettable ride over the picturesque vineyards. Taking flight you get to marvel flying with the birds and viewing the fascinating wildlife as they watch the sight of this massive hot air balloon hovering overhead. Letchworth State Park is another location that offers the scenic hot air balloon flights floating over 17 miles of splendid beauty, and 20 breathtaking waterfalls. But without a doubt experiencing an extraordinary flight on a hot air balloon are thrill memories that will last a lifetime.

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The landing

Finding the perfect landing site can sometimes be tricky.
Finding the perfect landing site can sometimes be tricky. | Source

The Recovery

Another successful flight.
Another successful flight. | Source

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      Linda Robinson 2 years ago from Cicero, New York

      Thanks Gavin, I will be sure to read yours as well. I will be more of yours as well in the next few days, great reads, extremely interesting and lots of exceptional detail, you are an outstanding writer. Talk to you again. Linda

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      Gavin Heinz 2 years ago from Austin TX

      Oh, ill be sure to read it

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      Linda Robinson 2 years ago from Cicero, New York

      Sounds terrific, I am working on the Turning Stone resort in Vernon, it has it all and one of the best horror events in the area as well as a night life remarkable club and so many other outstanding functions. Take care. Enjoy your day.

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      Gavin Heinz 2 years ago from Austin TX

      Austin Powers vs The Sixth Sense

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      Linda Robinson 2 years ago from Cicero, New York

      Good Morning Gavin so how are you? Thanks for reading the hot air balloon hub, I will also be reading more of yours today. And yes, what an adventure and again so untrue. It is very warm and especially standing underneath the hot flames. Take care. Talk to you again. What are you working on currently? Linda

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      Gavin Heinz 2 years ago from Austin TX

      You know, sometimes I think if you get in the air with a hot air ballon, you'd freeze. Looks like you proved me wrong (:

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      Linda Robinson 2 years ago from Cicero, New York

      Hey Kappygirl thank you, if you don't mind me asking, are you afraid of heights? Thanks so much for your feedback.

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      Kappygirl 2 years ago

      Hi Linda, hot air balloons are beautiful and your article had a lot of helpful information about getting into ballooning. I will only be admiring them from the ground though!

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      Linda Robinson 2 years ago from Cicero, New York

      Thank you so much Annette for your feedback about the hot air balloon hub. I appreciate your comments. I am so happy that you enjoyed it and hope someday you do decide to try it, you will be hooked.

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      Annette Sawyer 2 years ago

      Great hub Linda! I loved all of your descriptions. I've always wondered what it would be like to experience flight in a hot air balloon! If I ever go hot air ballooning, I think I would go at dawn. You make it sound amazing!