Friday, June 11, 2010
Hot air ballooning 31.3.1983
This FDC sent by Hemant is on Hot air ballooning, which is the activity of flying hot air balloons. Attractive aspects of ballooning include the exceptional quiet (except when the propane burners are firing), the lack of a feeling of movement, and the bird's-eye view. Since the balloon moves with the wind, the passengers feel absolutely no wind, except for brief periods during the flight when the balloon climbs or descends into air currents of different direction or speed.
For those interested in stamps issued by various countries on this popular sport please visit http://www.wydera.de/balloon/history3.htm