15
Jan

Things you should know about hot air balloons

As the major zone of balloon adventures Dubai has become the top listed place of tourism in the current era. Even from an occasional meet up to a birthday party venue in Dubai, people prefer watching hot air balloon view for mental satisfaction. But there’s more to know. Balloon adventures are operated as a sport too in different parts of the world. Here’s how:

Hot-air balloons are often used for leisure purposes. Apart from relaxed morning or evening cruise flights to enjoy the view, many balloonists enjoy competitive sporting events and try to set new records. A balloonist may take multiple passengers in the basket or fly alone. Many balls often come together to launch without any competitive aims. Individual flights usually last between 1 and 3 hours and may go many kilometers, although often they land very close to the point of departure.

Balloon rallies that consist of just a few balls for a day out or a few hundred balloon festivals for a weekend. Competitive activities include distance, spot landing and races to “hide and hound.” Hare and hound races are easy to arrange and judge because you need only a (hare) ball to get going and travel a fair distance first. The contestants are trying to reach the landing place of the hare as close as possible. Markers are often lowered to simulate landings in crowded situations, and balls are flying to open spaces.

Commercial travel agents are almost everywhere in the world of company. Many balloons carry 10-20 passengers in large divided baskets every time. Wine-country flights are popular attractions in California and France. African safari flights are perhaps the pinnacle of trip ballooning at low altitudes over large game preserves.

The construction and materials of hot-air balloons vary greatly. The most popular fabrics for envelopes are lightweight coated nylon and polyester textiles. Cotton is extremely useful, but its weight-to-force ratio is comparatively poor. Specially shaped balloons are common at public events and literally pneumatic sculptures. We use special modification and various internal cords and cables to achieve the desired designs.

Usually, sport balloons are silhouetted identical to natural gas balloons. It can have more vertical gores (manufactured pieces or panels) or less horizontal gores assembled. The gore material can be cut directly or on the partition (diagonally to the natural grain of the fabric). Excess materials, when straight gores are being used, can be collected to create a fluid, versatile pattern.