I know you know hot air balloons are really big. But do you know how high they can go? Maybe even higher than you’ve ever been to before! Today we’re going to talk about the wonderful world of Hot-Air Balloons and find out all about how high odd is up in the sky. I bet that by the end you will have a new appreciation for these elegant, delicate creatures!
Do Hot Air Balloons Fly Higher Than Farthest Airplanes?
According to How Stuff Works, the answer is yes – hot air balloons can fly higher than the farthest flying airplane. The world record for the highest hot air balloon flight is 21,027 meters, set by Per Lindstrand and Chris Dawes in their Roziere balloon in 1991. This is significantly higher than the cruising altitude of the Boeing 747, which maxes out at around 10,700 meters.
A Comparison of Wind Speeds
The reality is that hot air balloons don’t go up into the sky, they just float along with the wind. The average speed of a hot air balloon is between 5 and 15 miles per hour, but it can vary greatly depending on the wind conditions. If the wind is blowing in the same direction as the balloon is moving, then the balloon will move faster. If the wind is blowing in the opposite direction, then the balloon will move slower. Balloonists can use this to their advantage by choosing a route that takes them where they want to go.
What Supplies Is Required For Flying a Hot Air Balloon?
In order to fly a hot air balloon, you will need a few supplies. First, you will need a helium tank and regulator in order to fill the balloon with gas. Next, you will need a burner to heat the air inside the balloon. Finally, you will need a basket or gondola to hold yourself and your belongings while in the air.
How To Avoid Turbulence
Turbulence is caused by a number of things, including Weather (wind shear), Jet streams, and mountains. Here are some tips to avoid it:
-Pick a calm day to fly: Check the weather forecast before you choose a day to fly. If the wind is strong, it will create turbulence.
-Fly during the day: Turbulence is more common in the morning and evening when the sun heats up the earth and creates thermal currents.
-Avoiding jet streams: If you can see contrails in the sky, that means there is a jet stream nearby. Avoid flying through it if possible.
-Give yourself some space: If you’re flying near mountains, give yourself plenty of room. The mountains can cause turbulence as well.
Is There Any Chance I Get Suffocated If I Go In The Balloon?
No, you will not suffocate if you go in a hot air balloon. The air inside the balloon is the same as the air outside; it’s just at a different temperature. hot air balloons don’t go high enough to reach the Earth’s stratosphere, so there’s no need to worry about oxygen levels.