1: one of the first travels were by hot air balloons. the first hot air balloon to leave the ground was in 1783 November 21 in Paris France.the hot air balloon is the oldest working air transportation around. the man who made the first hot air balloon was killed that same year trying to cross the channel two years later a French pilot and his American co pilot were the first to cross the English channel. in 1987 the highest a hot air balloon has been which is 65,000
2: hot air balloons are used for different things.A lot of them use a hot air balloon for different things. some some for sport ,some for announcing things like a garage sell or a sale or low prices. almost anyone can learn how to operate a hot air balloons. they figured out that a fabric bag could use hot air to go up and hold the heat in.they would send up empty balloons first for testing. the first balloon with two people in it traveled 5.5 miles and it stayed up for 23 minutes. the basket is specially made for people to sit in it. a long panel is called a gore the basket has flying wires to attach to the basket
3: the pilot must have a commercial license. the pilot must have 35 hours of flight practice. the balloon must meet FAA air control requirement. the smaller pieces of the gore are called panels. there is a parachute at the top of the balloon. they tried flying some of the first balloons with a sheep, a rooster, and a duck. a hot air balloon is made of fabric coated in alum to stop it from catching fire. the hot air balloon has to be in a controlled place. there is not any safety rules for passengers.
4: the reason why hot air balloons do not fly in the rain is because the heat would make the rain boil.the skirt of the balloon helps the heat get into the balloon. hot air balloons use liquid petroleum gas. you cant land a hot air balloon on the ground. thats why they have a ground crew. accidents are very rare but they do crash
5: a hot air balloon can hold up too 10 people max because of the size of the basket. Balloonists dress like hikers. the reason they dress like hikers is because they don't know where they do not know where they will land. it takes from 500-3,000 altitude. an average balloon is 55ft in diameter and 65-80 ft tall. an average balloon weighs around 550 pounds