Some articles on hot air balloon, air, hot air balloons, hot, balloons:
... The first modern hot air balloon was designed and built in 1960 by Ed Yost ... propane powered "weed burner" to heat the air and lightweight nylon fabric for the envelope material ... Today, hot air balloons are used primarily for recreation ...
... Modern hot air balloons, with a more sophisticated onboard heat source than the Montgoflier brothers' basket of hot coals, were pioneered by Ed Yost beginning in the 1950s ... The first modern day hot air balloon to be built in the United Kingdom (UK) was the Bristol Belle in 1967 ... Today, hot air balloons are used primarily for recreation, and there are some 7,500 hot air balloons operating in the United States ...
... Cameron Balloons is a company established in 1971 in Bristol, England by Don Cameron to manufacture hot air balloons ... Cameron had previously, with others, constructed ten hot air balloons under the name Omega ... In 1983 Cameron Balloons moved into its current premises in the former Robinsons paper bag/printing factory (built in 1887 in the Bedminster area of the city) ...
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—Wallace Stevens (18791955)
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—Henry David Thoreau (18171862)