What are Hot Air Balloons made of?
The Balloon "Envelope" of the big bag on top ! are made of rip-stop nylon supported on an air-frame of wires and high grade webbings and brought together at the top with a "crown ring" holding it all in place
The hot air balloon basket is generally made of high grade woven wicker around a stainless steel aviation grade frame and a wooden floor, Kevlar can be used also in tough environments like Africa
How tall is a hot air balloon?
Depending on a few factors balloons can be up to 42 m tall. some special shapes are especially tall but in general an average height would be 25m to 30m
How is a Hot Air Balloon steered?
Hot Air Balloons cannot be steered!
Some directional control is possible by ascending or descending into air currents going in a different direction, this information is checked prior to take off be releasing a small helium balloon and checking up to date weather reports.
The pilot can raise or lower the hot air balloon by controlling the temperature inside the balloon