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Friday, March 1, 2013

Hot air balloon


Hot air balloon

Just like its name implies, a hot air balloon is a special type of aircraft that runs on hot air!
There are three main parts of a hot air balloon: The basket where the pilot and passengers sit (also called the “gondola”), the big balloon-like fabric that fills with air and lifts the basket (also called the “envelope”), and the burner which heats the air in the envelope!  
Hot air ballooning is a popular tourism industry. But recently safety standards have been called into question after a hot air balloon crashed in Egypt killing 19 tourists.

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