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The hot air balloon is the oldest successful human-carrying flight technology. It is part of a class of aircraft known as balloon aircraft. On November 21, 1783, in Paris, France, the first untethered 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.

Hot Air Balloon

Early unmanned hot air balloons were used in China. Zhuge Liang of the Shu Han kingdom, during the Three Kingdoms era (220–280 AD) used airborne lanterns for military signaling. These lanterns are known as Kongming lanterns. There is also some speculation, from a demonstration directed by British modern hot air balloonist Julian Nott during the late 1970s and again in 2003, that hot air balloons could have been used as an aid for designing the famous Nazca ground figures and lines, which were created by the Nazca culture of Peru between 400 and 650 AD. The first documented balloon flight in Europe was demonstrated by Bartolomeu de Gusmão. On August 8, 1709, in Lisbon, he managed to lift a balloon full of hot air about 4.5 meters in front of King John V and the Portuguese court...                    MORE INFOS…

Hystory

A hot air balloon consists of a bag called the envelope that is capable of containing heated air. Suspended beneath is a gondola or wicker basket (in some long-distance or high-altitude balloons, a capsule), which carries passengers and (usually) a source of heat, in most cases an open flame. The heated air inside the envelope makes it buoyant since it has a lower density than the relatively cold air outside the envelope. As with all aircraft, hot air balloons cannot fly beyond the atmosphere.                               MORE INFOS...

Construction Held Trophy  Info@HeldTrophy Registration Pilots Gallery 2014 Route Map Nachrichten 24.-26. March 2017

At the end of March, the International Held Trophy will take place for the 11th time in Appenzell.

You can look forward to three beautiful balloons, interesting balloons from all over the world, nice encounters with the local population and an exciting program.

New at the 11th edition of the Held Trophy will include not only the date in March and the

Sunny weather.

We also decided to involve the region and local sponsors.

Further information with invitation and registration form will follow.

We look forward to your participation.

Kind regards and the best wishes for always good landing!

On soon in the picturesque Appenzell!

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