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Why does a Hot Air Balloon Float?

Hot air rises. Heated air molecules “spread out” or expand and bounce around, and the space becomes less dense than the surrounding space. Increasing the air temperature inside the balloon envelope makes…

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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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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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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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