Written by a ballooning expert, this book covers every aspect of ballooning: the history, science and techniques of balloon flight; the recent around-the-world record attempts; thrills, spills exploration and adventures; special shapes, singletons, airships and models; advertising and other commercial uses; locations, from the Sahara to Antarctica and manufacturers, clubs and useful addresses.
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Published/Written by: John Christopher, David Hempleman-Adams.
A practical and un-to-date introduction to every aspect of ballooning, guides the novice throughout the whole process of flying from understanding the theory to managing a smooth landing. There is a section on competitive flying, record breaking, night flying and "extreme" ballooning. Topics include: the workings of a hot-air balloon, equipment and instrumentation; practical instruction in flying, fuel management and landing; the art of retrieving; attending events and putting on displays; advanced ballooning "on the edge"; advice on air law; and an introduction to meteorology.
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