The great American balloonist and inventor Dr. Robert H. Boyle, Jr. is best known for the Boyle and Embalming patent (patent number 964,023) for a method of controlling the altitude of hot air balloons. While the patent was initially issued in 1908, the basic principles of the patent were first published in a pamphlet in… Continue reading How Does Boyle’s Law Relate To Hot Air Balloons?
For those of you who have never heard of hot air ballooning, it is a form of ballooning that involves flying through the air using a balloon. The balloon’s hot air keeps it aloft by burning fuel in its burners. The balloon can’t be steered, and it can only fly against the direction of the… Continue reading How To Get Into Hot Air Ballooning? Know Here
Inventing a hot air balloon without a source of heat is a feat many people dream about. Often, the reason the dream stays a dream is because of the materials needed to make a heated air balloon fly. The same is true for this project. The design of a hot air balloon is a complex… Continue reading How To Make A Hot Air Balloon Fly Without Fire?
When I was a kid, I always wanted to work for NASA. But unlike many others, I knew that to get there, I had to become an engineer first. In fact, I studied aerospace engineering at a small college in the Midwest for six years before landing an internship at Johnson Space Center (JSC). There,… Continue reading Would A Hot Air Balloon Work On The Moon?
If that doesn’t inspire you then you are definitely too old, because hot air balloons have a long history of entertaining people. Not only are they good for sight seeing, but the lighter weight they are compared to airliners makes for a more comfortable ride. Since the 1960s, hot air balloons have been making headlines… Continue reading How Long Can A Hot Air Balloon Stay In The Air?
A tethered hot air balloon ride is a new and exciting way to experience the magic of hot air ballooning. The new sport is allowing balloonists to take off flying tethered to the ground, and rising to heights of up to 100 feet. Unlike traditional hot air balloon rides, the balloonist can control their movement,… Continue reading What Is A Tethered Hot Air Balloon Ride?
Hot air balloons are one of the most beautiful ways to cruise around in the sky. They are also one of the oldest ways to travel into the air. The first hot air balloon was launched, labeled “Montgolfier”, by the French in 1800’s. Since then, the hot air balloon has come a long way. They… Continue reading Why Are Hot Air Balloons Important?
It is not just hot air balloons that you can have floating in your backyard. These days, you can have hot air balloons doing all kinds of crazy things. Take for example the Waytek Hot Air Balloon, which is one of the more popular hot air balloons on the market. The ability to fly at… Continue reading Do Hot Air Balloons Fly Or Float?
Hot air balloons are one of the most atmospheric and magnificent forms of transportation available currently, but it seems that the only way to stay in the air for an extended period of time is by using helium—a lightweight gas that is the ideal cooling medium for a balloon. The question is, do all hot… Continue reading Do Hot Air Balloons Use Helium? Read Here
Hot air balloons have been an obsession of mine since my college days, when I watched my first hot air balloon come in to land and wondered how they stayed in the air for that long. Hot air ballooning is a unique flying experience that combines a sense of freedom, adrenaline, and of course, the… Continue reading How To Control Hot Air Balloon Rust?