May 17, 2017

Flying in a hot air balloon

Flying in a Hot Air Balloon
by Cheryl Walsh Bellville

A recreational pilot, Cheryl Walsh Bellville describes what it's like to fly in a hot air balloon. She explains how the balloon is prepared for flight and how it is maneuvered during flight. Later, she becomes a member of a balloon chase crew, and describes how the balloon is tracked from the ground and how the balloon is packed up after landing. She also provides a brief history of ballooning and an overview of an American balloon rally. Illustrated with her own photos, this is a good book for anyone interested in hot air ballooning.

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