Ballooning

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Ballooning

See also Aviation.
Balloon Hoax, The
1844 news story falsely reports that eight men have crossed the Atlantic in a balloon. [Am. Lit.: The Balloon Hoax in Poe]
Ferguson, Samuel
embarks with two others on air-borne journey over Africa. [Fr. Lit.: Five Weeks in a Balloon]
Wizard of Oz
reaches and departs from Oz in circus balloon. [Children’s Lit.: The Wonderful Wizard of Oz]
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Few balloonists have risked a whirl around the globe.
THE daughter of British balloonist Brian Jones told of her pride last night as her father neared the end of his historic round-the-world mission.
ROUND the world balloonist Brian Jones has sunk his $1million prize into saving African children from a killer flesh-eating disease.
Shortly afterwards, the balloonists began their descent.
Following launch, each competing balloonist will spot the target, descend and drop a marker as close to the "X" as possible.
21, 1997--AmeriFIT, one of the nation's leading providers of nutritional supplements, will help sponsor balloonist Kevin Uliassi in his attempt to circumnavigate the globe this winter, and provide specific supplements designed to counter the effects of fatigue, dehydration, muscle loss, cold and oxygen depletion.
The experienced balloonists set off from Marle, Germany at 3am on Saturday but, as they made their way to Britain flying at between 3000 and 4000 feet, strong winds quickly blew them well off their intended landing area.
PST to complete the 26,000-mile-plus, nonstop circumnavigation, a feat that had challenged and eluded dozens of balloonists before them.
More than 50 expert balloonists from around the world will participate, including champions from the United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Russia, Sweden, Spain, Italy, India, Hong Kong, Holland, Germany, France, Belgium, Brazil, Austria and Australia.
TWO hot air balloonists were rescued yesterday after high winds blew them hundreds of miles off course.
The Breitling Orbiter 3 balloon was less than one day's flying time Friday night from achieving what had thwarted balloonists for two centuries: a nonstop voyage around the world.
The decision followed a visit to a number of locations in the northeastern United States by top balloonists Don Cameron and Alan Noble of Bristol, England, who are organizing the event.