Sunday, June 20, 2010

Hot Air Balloon @ Cappadocia

These lovely pictures and videos taken by my daughter during her vacation were so exhilarating.
I felt lifted, just watching these balloons.
I have made this clip to share..

The hot air balloon is the oldest successful human-carrying
flight technology and is a subset of balloon aircraft
A hot air balloon consists of a bag called the envelope that is capable of containing heated air. Suspended beneath is a gondola or wicker basket (in some long-distance or high-altitude balloons, a capsule), which carries passengers and (usually) a source of heat, in most cases an open flame. The heated air inside the envelope makes it buoyant since it has a lower density than the relatively cold air outside the envelope. Unlike gas balloons, the envelope does not have to be sealed at the bottom since the air near the bottom of the envelope is at the same pressure as the surrounding air. In today's sport balloons the envelope is generally made from nylon fabric and the mouth of the balloon (closest to the burner flame) is made from fire resistant material such as Nomex.…

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