Balloon Terminology All of those words and terms used by the ballooning community which might seem a little odd to an outsider.
Most hot air balloons are designed using a shape which minimises the stress on the fabric. We provide a balloon design spreadsheet which allows you to design a pattern for a natural shaped balloon of a given volume.
The Chinese are recorded as being the first to make use of lighter than air technology with small unmanned hot air ballooons which are know as Kongming Lanterns or sky lanterns. These were developed around the 3rd century by originally used as military signalling devices but later became a tradition at Chinese festivals.Kongming Lanterns were […]
Fly Me To The Moon Hot Air Ballooning is one of Brisbane’s most popular Smoasting spots, on Facebook since 2006, the balloon ride is getting reviews and posts from all over the world. Visitors from all over Australia and over 27 countries come hot air ballooning in Brisbane and it’s obvious that there is a […]
Hot Air Ballooning is an adventure activity. Modern training systems and balloon technology mean that it is relatively uncommon for people to be injured in a hot air balloon accident but ballooning will always be an adventure and like all adventures carries a level of risk. This article describes the types and frequency of balloon […]