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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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But balloonists and pilots point to numerous challenges that make hunting from a hot air balloon difficult, if not impossible.
Cluster balloonists stay safe by using special, strong balloons; they calculate how much weight their balloons can lift; they closely monitor how high they fly and drop ballast to go higher or pop balloons to go lower if necessary.
A nearby resident told how he had waved to the balloonists seconds before as they passed overhead.
Balloonists at the Fiesta also take advantage of a unique wind pattern called the "Albuquerque Box.
Mrs Meynell from Linthorpe had the chance to meet the balloonists, while Rachel from Fairfield had a helicopter ride.
and float to an open field, where its pilot will mark out a target that the other balloonists will attempt to hit with bean bags.
Lowe and his balloonists provided effective aerial reconnaissance during several major campaigns in 1862 and 1863.
A British balloonist believes he has come up with a new technique that will keep round-the-world balloons in the air for longer.
and French balloonists, however, will not participate due to the terrorist attacks in the United States last month, the organizers said.
TWO hapless German balloonists crash-landed on a Scots Army base yesterday at a cost of pounds 50,000 to the taxpayer.
Most balloonists in Arkansas finance the sport by flying corporate balloons for companies such as Alltel Corp.
The Federation Aeronautique Internationale, which regulates the event, said the balloonists had broken three records, for distance, duration and time around the world.