The Balloon Blog

Parts of a Hot Air Balloon

The way a hot air balloon works is an amazing combination of science and nature. The science is in the parts that work with nature to give you the experience of flight. The…

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Where Does A Hot Air Balloon Land?

A question we often hear is “where does the hot air balloon land?” The answer is, it depends on several factors, including: Where the Wind Carries You The wind determines where…

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Hot Air Balloon Inflation

Watch this video from the pilot’s point of view during a hot air balloon inflation. You can see how the inflation fan fills the envelope and the burners slowly add…

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Can hot air balloons fly in the rain?

The answer is no. Well, for one thing, the top of the balloon reaches approximately 100 degrees Centigrade (the boiling point of water), and when the rain falls on the…

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Hot Air Balloon Landing

This video of a hot air balloon landing will help you understand what to expect if you’re flying on a slightly windy day. When landing in this situation, it’s good…

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90 Year Old’s Bucket List Balloon Flight

Meema (Dede Kinderdine), at the age of 90 and after a year of battling for her life, finally fulfilling her dream bucket list balloon flight. With her extended family by…

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Truman University Hot Air Balloon Tether

Rohr Balloons had some ups and downs at Truman University Rohr Balloons hopped over to Truman University in Kirksville, MO on October 17th to give them a few ups and…

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McKinney Magazine Feature

Rohr Balloons was recently featured in McKinney Magazine! We’re so excited to help put the city of McKinney, TX on the map for fun soaring adventures. Read the full article…

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Ballooning Weather Conditions in North Texas

by Brian Rohr, Pilot What are the best seasons and times for balloon flights in Dallas/Fort Worth? I am often asked by passengers what the best season, and the best…

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Crew and Pilot Appreciation Hot Air Balloon Festival

Rohr Balloons put on a small “Crew and Pilot Appreciation Balloon Festival” in Princeton, TX on Sunday. Local pilots and crew flew over the North Texas countryside early in the…

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