Learning The History Of Hot Air Ballooning Creating a huge contraption like a hit air balloon takes a lot of material and a lot of skill, they don’t get made like that overnight! This is just like how hot air balloon flights came to be popular. They didn’t start out as being popular for everyone, particularly those who didn’t understand the way they worked.
So the history of hot air ballooning is a little odd, but also very interesting! Read on to learn more about the history of balloon flights.
It may be surprising to learn that the hot air balloons recognisable today didn’t start out looking like that. In fact they looked a little more like lanterns that are popular in today’s society at celebrations and special occasions such as weddings or birthdays. Like today, they were made of extremely lightweight and thin material making them carry naturally with the wind. To give them flight, small flames were inserted at the base of the balloon and hundreds were set off at one time.
So not quite like the kind of balloons you think about today. But these lanterns showed that an injection of hot air can give material flight. …