VIDEO COURTESY Petra Langan. A hot air balloon carrying ten passengers crashed into a lake in the Netherlands on Tuesday evening. Two of the passengers sustained injuries when they jumped out of the basket as it landed. RT LIVE http://rt.com/on-air Subscribe to RT! http://www.youtube.com/subscription_center?add_user=RussiaToday Like us on Facebook http://www.facebook.com/RTnews Follow us on Twitter http://twitter.com/RT_com Follow
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Watch this video from the pilot’s point of view during a hot air balloon inflation. You can see how the inflation fan fills the envelope and the burners slowly add heat until the pilot is able to bring the balloon upright. Before the inflation process begins, the pilot will brief you about safety. Please listen
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The way a hot air balloon works is an amazing combination of science and nature. The science is in the parts that work with nature to give you the experience of flight. The three main parts of a hot air balloon are the basket (gondola), the burner, and the envelope. Below is a brief description of each element
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Hot air rises. Heated air molecules “spread out” or expand and bounce around, and the space becomes less dense than the surrounding space. Increasing the air temperature inside the balloon envelope makes it less dense than the air, thus making it “lighter than air”. The amount of lift depends on the difference between the temperature inside and
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