Hot Air Balloon Launch Site

Last Updated on August 26, 2019

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Balloon Launch Site, Cappadocia, Turkey

Launching the Long Flight

Balloon companies may offer both short and long flights. The long flight (about 75 minutes) costs more, but is worth it because the greater flight time allows a wider choice of launch sitesflight plans, and opportunities for using the changing wind currents to maneuver the aircraft toward the most picturesque regions of the landscape.

The balloons, made of special frightfully expensive material akin to bullet-proof Kevlar, are unpacked and extended. Cool-air fans begin the process of filling the balloons with air. Then the baskets are tipped on their sides, the burners ignited, and hot air blasts into the inflating space.

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