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Hot Air Balloon at Pampanga

Yes, hot air balloon is very safe and we have a 100% safety record. That is the question that poppoed on our mind when we were on our way to Clark Air Field, Pampanga one Saturday morning.

So how does hot air balloning works? Up to 4 adults can fit in the basket. Today balloons are used primarily for two purposes, sport or scientific research. Most balloons are from 60,000 cubic feet to 140,000 cubic feet. However, some are small enough to fly from a harness on your back and some are capable of flying 16 people or more. Most balloons tower from 60' to 90' tall.  Baskets or gondolas are made from wicker with a weave similar to your household wicker furniture. They are reinforced with metal tubes or aircraft cables and a wood floorboard. The wicker weave is what gives a balloon it's strength and flexibility at landing. On September 19, 1783, a sheep, a duck, and a rooster become the first passengers in a hot air balloon launched by the Montgolfier brothers, Joseph and Ettienne for a royal demonstration at the court of Louis XVI and Marie Antoinette.

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