4/7/2011   A Short History and Explanation        of Hot Air Ballooning                    By CUO                 Griffin ...
4/7/2011              Components                        • Envelope: largest part, tightly woven nylon                     ...
4/7/2011                   Questions                            • Envelope                  Review questions.             ...
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Flying Camp (15 - 17 Apr 11) - Hot Air Ballooning Lecture (Instructor Notes) - CUO Putland

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Flying Camp (15 - 17 Apr 11) - Hot Air Ballooning Lecture (Instructor Notes) - CUO Putland

  1. 1. 4/7/2011 A Short History and Explanation of Hot Air Ballooning By CUO Griffin Putland Objectives • Motivation: RAAF Balloon At the end of this lesson the student will: • Aims: • Know the key points in the early history of • Give cadets a foundation of RAAF Hot Air Ballooning; knowledge an discipline • Develop an interest in the Royal Australian • Be able to identify the basic parts of a Hot Air Force and aviation generally Air Balloon; and • Instil a knowledge of aviation history • Encourage cadets 2 continue an active • Be able to state the basic principles interest in aviation into thier adult life involved in the flight of a hot air balloon. History READ THIS • The first Hot Air Balloon was made from silk• The first Hot Air Balloon was made from with a paper lining, in France by the paper & silk in France by the Montgolfier Montgolfier Brothers. Brothers. • The Montgolfier Family owned a paper factory. • They first had the idea when they were• Originally it was thought that smoke caused burning some discarded paper, and the the lift which made the balloons float. burning embers were carried into the air by the smoke – or so they thought. • They experimented with small paper• The first manned flight was on 21 Nov 1783. prototypes (similar to below), catching the smoke inside paper bags. • The first manned flight was on 21 Nov 1783. 1
  2. 2. 4/7/2011 Components • Envelope: largest part, tightly woven nylon • Parachute: explain Control Lines • Load Tapes: draw & show Crown Ring • Basket: next slide A Closer Look At The Basket • Made from woven cane. • Strong & flexible (hard landings). • Gas Cylinders • Burners • Altimeter • Flint • Fire Extinguisher • Handling Line How It WorksThere is a simple idea behind the flight of a hot air balloon:• Remember: hot air rises.• The air in the envelope is heated by the burner.• The temperature difference between the inside and the outside of the balloon causes it to ‘float’. 2
  3. 3. 4/7/2011 Questions • Envelope Review questions. • Fire Extinguisher• What was the Montgolfiers’ Balloon made from? • Handling Line • Gas Cylinders• What is the largest part of the Hot Air Balloon • Flint called? • Burners • Altimeter• Name the equipment that is typically carried inside the basket. • The air is heated by the burner, becomes less dense, and rises, pulling the balloon with it• Describe briefly how a hot air balloon flies. 3

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