and pilots point to numerous challenges that make hunting from a hot air balloon difficult, if not impossible.
The veteran balloonist
set a record of 50 hours and 38 minutes in the air after leaving Calgary in Canada and landing in the tiny town of Jordan in the US state of Montana in 1997.
Extremely jealous of other balloonists
who offered their services to the Union army, he refused to cooperate with any of them.
"For 200 years, balloonists
have dropped sand to make up for the loss of lift." But Nott says that by evaporating liquid helium and adding it to the balloon, he will generate more than seven times the lift gained by dropping the equivalent amount of sand.
"Yes, we did run the company from here and he was a leading balloonist
, so what?"
Kevin Uliassi left Yangon on Sunday night for Bangkok, on his way home after making an emergency landing in Myanmar and aborting his planned solo around-the-world flight.
The Grand Prix docu jury will be headed by balloonist
But Wood's Australian memories aren't the most vivid among the 22 years he's spent as Arkansas' second most experienced balloonist
Brian Jones conquered the world yesterday - then celebrated with a cup of tea.
My friend Bill Grabb owned a one-man hot air balloon, and matched me with a balloonist
friend whose wicker gondola carried two.
But the young balloonist
is quick to point out, "There are fewer accidents in ballooning than there are when people just walk around on the street."
Because the festival celebrated flight in all its forms, we hired performers who defied gravity - stiltwalkers, jugglers and a local balloonist
who made a tethered flight on the Mall.