Saturday, April 24, 2010
The most interesting models of air balloons
The hot air balloon that we see is truly a marvel of science. Travelling the skies using just air is a great achievement. Any balloon that is used for flight has three main parts. French brothers Joseph and Etienne Montgolfier (1783) are performed the first manned flight. They were not much more successful than the animals, managing to stay in air for a total of 20 minutes. The first serious, long distance flight came just two years later when in 1785 a French balloonist, Jean Pierre Blanchard, and his American co pilot, John Jefferies, became the first to fly across the English Channel. The above events paved the way for balloons to be used widely in the world. Although it never became a popular or widespread method of air travel, man’s fascination with these marvels that seem to be suspended in air on their own has continued unabated. Grown men seem to have the same feeling towards a hot air balloon as kids have towards their helium balloons.