have you ever been in a hot air balloon

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have you? been? in one?

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Postby mactheo » Thu Apr 08, 2021 9:45 am

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sorry if there's been a thread on this already. how common is it??
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Postby mactheo » Thu Apr 08, 2021 9:45 am

follow-up: are hot air balloons "scrump"?
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Postby Fine Wine » Thu Apr 08, 2021 9:46 am

absolute nightmare, hell no
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Postby xxx-xxx-xxxx » Thu Apr 08, 2021 9:46 am

i just did the hot air balloon mission in red dead redemption 2, so basically yes
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Postby mactheo » Thu Apr 08, 2021 9:46 am

i forgot about their existence for a while but today i've been reading about them. they're so old, I forgot people were flying back in the 1700s
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Postby mactheo » Thu Apr 08, 2021 9:46 am

xxx-xxx-xxxx wrote:i just did the hot air balloon mission in red dead redemption 2, so basically yes


that's sick, i haven't played that game but that's a great idea to have a balloon mission
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Postby mactheo » Thu Apr 08, 2021 9:47 am

is it possible to just keep going up? in the mission
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Postby Locust Valley 3 » Thu Apr 08, 2021 9:49 am

Absolutely not these things are horrifying
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Postby garbiel » Thu Apr 08, 2021 9:51 am

we need to bring rigid airships back as a mode of transit
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Postby That Demon Life » Thu Apr 08, 2021 9:51 am

Absolutely not and will never. Fuck that.

And I live in the hot air balloon capital on the US (I think...I don't really know).
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Postby sobieski » Thu Apr 08, 2021 9:53 am

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Postby snow wave » Thu Apr 08, 2021 9:54 am

hell no. Isn't there a boarder who knew people who died in a hot air balloon accident that was caught on tape and made national news?
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Postby garbiel » Thu Apr 08, 2021 9:56 am

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Postby That Demon Life » Thu Apr 08, 2021 9:58 am

snow wave wrote:hell no. Isn't there a boarder who knew people who died in a hot air balloon accident that was caught on tape and made national news?


There have been a few deaths here at Balloon Fiesta, including as recently as 2008.
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Postby Fine Wine » Thu Apr 08, 2021 9:59 am

what was the one in texas where like 20 people died on one balloon
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Postby mactheo » Thu Apr 08, 2021 10:03 am

i did not realize that people died on these things.
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Postby mactheo » Thu Apr 08, 2021 10:03 am

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Postby mactheo » Thu Apr 08, 2021 10:03 am

i thought everyone wanted to go in a hot air balloon though? doesn't it seem fun
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Postby Eyeball Kid » Thu Apr 08, 2021 10:04 am

mactheo wrote:i did not realize that people died on these things.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2016_Lockhart_hot_air_balloon_crash
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Postby Grendel » Thu Apr 08, 2021 10:07 am

mactheo wrote:i thought everyone wanted to go in a hot air balloon though? doesn't it seem fun


I would love to try it out.
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Postby Seamus » Thu Apr 08, 2021 10:23 am

Yeah I went in one in Cappadocia in Turkey. It was fun. I don't like heights and they went very high but it felt more secure than I expected. There are tons of balloons there and the pilots were all taking them down among the rock formations and the balloons were squeezing against each other which felt like the most scary part
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Postby mactheo » Thu Apr 08, 2021 10:24 am

woahh did you go far in distance? is it a round-trip kind of deal?
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Postby mactheo » Thu Apr 08, 2021 10:25 am

was it a wooden basket?
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Postby Julius Sumner Miller » Thu Apr 08, 2021 10:32 am

Seamus wrote:Yeah I went in one in Cappadocia in Turkey. It was fun. I don't like heights and they went very high but it felt more secure than I expected. There are tons of balloons there and the pilots were all taking them down among the rock formations and the balloons were squeezing against each other which felt like the most scary part


I also went on one in Cappadocia and it was fun as hell and not at all scary. There was only one balloon company at that time though which is insane given how many there are now. I am not sure I would go nowadays with all the traffic.

I can't remember how far we went. I think we were up for like 90 minutes. If I recall correctly, basically the pilot can control the altitude pretty precisely, but the wind determines where you go. So they have a van following the balloon and when it lands they drive the passengers back to town.
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Postby xxx-xxx-xxxx » Thu Apr 08, 2021 10:33 am

mactheo wrote:
xxx-xxx-xxxx wrote:i just did the hot air balloon mission in red dead redemption 2, so basically yes


that's sick, i haven't played that game but that's a great idea to have a balloon mission


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Postby Kenny » Thu Apr 08, 2021 10:35 am

You couldn't make me go in a hot air balloon
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Postby conductor » Thu Apr 08, 2021 10:36 am

Eyeball Kid wrote:
mactheo wrote:i did not realize that people died on these things.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2016_Lockhart_hot_air_balloon_crash

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Postby Seamus » Thu Apr 08, 2021 10:36 am

mactheo wrote:was it a wooden basket?


Yes, a very packed wooden basket. I've got a photo in the basket just before going up where I look a bit hungover but excited, whereas my pal looks sick with fear. We went up just before dawn and saw the sunrise over the landscapes with was very cool:

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I don't really remember all the details because it was around 8 years ago, but the pilots were all dicking around pushing the balloons against each other, and towards the end our pilot took it as high as he could. I think we were maybe in the air for an hour, maybe an hour and a half. I remember coming into landing the pilot is radioing about where he thought it was going and all these jeeps are speeding below us racing to the spot to meet us. The basket took a big bump then spilled over when we landed, then we all had a glass of champagne then jumped in the jeeps to go back to wherever we started from. I'd do it again!
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Postby big zorb » Thu Apr 08, 2021 10:37 am

yep i've been in one. it was sick as hell.

i'm really, really obsessed with vantage points so you can imagine how badly i want to fly on one of these to the pyramids in mexico, touristy as that may be. indianola balloon festival rise up

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Postby Grendel » Thu Apr 08, 2021 10:41 am

These photos are awesome
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