A GPS tracker could help balloonists
navigate boundaries that demarcate one property from the next, and make notes of where shot feral hogs fall.
D) He was the first cluster balloonist
to fly across the Indian Ocean.
As they drift toward the challenge site, balloonists
try their best to aim their crafts toward a single point on the ground.
Many of them also distrusted the balloonists
and felt that Lowe exaggerated his observations for self-serving purposes.
If the weather is good, balloonists
will take part in annual competitions during the mornings and afternoons.
lost their way in heavy cloud 4000 feet over the North Sea after setting out with five other balloonists
But Wood's Australian memories aren't the most vivid among the 22 years he's spent as Arkansas' second most experienced balloonist
At the control centre in Geneva Alan Noble, the flight director, read out a message received from the triumphant balloonists
The three-man crew - including Briton Andy Elson - were said to be disappointed at failing to be the first balloonists
to fly round the world but delighted to have broken two other records.
Their bid to be the first balloonists
to circle the world was abandoned on Tuesday after China refused to allow the Orbiter 2 to enter its airspace.
Nicholas' dad, Ron, says that most balloonists
feel a knot of anticipation in their stomach as the ground crew sets the enormous balloon free.
As hot-air ballooning has skyrocketed in popularity--the number of registered balloons has doubled in the past five years-- the number of festivals where balloonists
test their skills has also increased.