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Hot Air Balloons Fun Facts

Hot Air BALLOONS Fun Facts IGOLHER 799 1745 Brief HISTORY 40f EN MAGYAR POSTA M. MONIGOLEIED Ənventors December 14, 1782 Joseph-Michel Montgolfier and Jacques-Étienne Montgolfier were the inventors of the Montgolfière-style hot air balloon, globe aérostatique, September 19, 1783 First flight with living beings! The passengers are: a sheep, a duck & a rooster! First Manned Flight November 21, 1783 Francois in Paris, France: Pilatre de Rozier the first untethered manned flight was performed by Jean-François Pilâtre de Rozier and François Laurent d'Arlandes in a hot air balloon. Fun FACTS Champagne Tradition dictates that when a hot air balloon lands, champagne is to be shared with the passengers & crew. In 1783, to celebrate the first flight and to Highest Flight On 26 November 2005, in India, Dr. Vijaypat Singhania achieved the altitude record of calm local farmers who were suspicious of the 'fiery dragon', the pilots serve champagne. 21,027m / 68,986 ft Where The Wind Blows A hot air balloon goes wherever the wind takes it. Pilots, however, can take a balloon higher Pacific Crossing and lower to find wind currents of various RIchard Branson & Per Lindstrand directions crossed the Pacific in the Virgin Otsuka Pcific Flyer from the southern tip of Japan to Lac la Matre, Yukon, North-western Canada on 15-17 Registered Aircraft January 1991. Time spent: 46 hours and 15 minutes! A hot air balloon is a registered aircraft & subject to airworthiness checks Canada North Pacific United South Korea Ocean What to WEAR It's best to wear protective clothing and in layers. So you'll be ready for any weather condition! х) Don't wear a dress, a singlet or high heels What to BRING Camera or a camera phone and binoculars to see in detail! And of course, bring a friend! Best enjoyed with your favourite company! OPTICS CENTRAL References: Australia's Optics Superstore W W W .O P T ICSC ENTRAL.C O M. A U d'Arlandes Laurent

Hot Air Balloons Fun Facts

shared by opticscentral on Mar 25
An infographic covering the brief history of Hot Air Balloons and some fun facts. Brought to you by - Binoculars Australia


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