International Balloon Fiestas
Hot Air Balloon is the oldest flight technology, also know as Balloon Aircrafts. First manned flight was performed by Jean-François Pilâtre de Rozier and François Laurent d’Arlandes in a hot air balloon created on December 14, 1782 by the Montgolfier brothers. Hot air balloons that can be propelled through the air rather than just being pushed along by the wind are known as airships or, more specifically, thermal airships.
Balloons are mainly used for research and entertainment purposes these days like in weather forecasts. But hot air balloon festivals attract many people around the world and these festivals are held all over the world in different countries through out the year. Hundreds of balloons participate performing races and night glows etc.
Here are some popular Hot Air Balloon Festivals
- Adirondack Hot Air Balloon Festival
- Alabama Jubilee Hot Air Balloon Classic
- London International Hot Air Balloon Festival
- Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta
- Arizona’s SalsaFest Balloon Festival
- Bristol International Balloon Fiesta
Wonderful time lapse video of Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta