"Mummy, jom kita pi New Mexico nak? Kita naik hot air balloons?" Iesha suggested this nice vacation, inspired by a video she watched in the YouTube. She'd love to fly high in the air in the basket with the help of a pilot who navigates the balloon. "To the right! To the left! We are high, up in the air!"
Now we know how to float a hot air balloon.
"The burner uses propane gas to heat up the air in the envelope to move the balloon off the ground and into the air. The pilot must keep firing the burner at regular intervals throughout the flight to ensure that the balloon continues to be stable. Naturally, the hot air will not escape from the hole at the very bottom of the envelope as firstly, hoe air rises and secondly, the buoyancy keeps it moving up." (Source: here)
It is extremely interesting to see how this big fat balloons fly up high in the air. Here are a few great videos to watch: here and here.
Till then, float up!
Parts of a hot air balloon
Thing we used
Float all the way girls!! To the stars!!
Dream big little one!
She leaves a little sparkle wherever she goes.
A great adventure is about to begin!
A book on hot air balloon adventure.