EXPERIENCE DAYS GUIDES

EVERYTHING YOU’VE EVER WANTED TO KNOW ABOUT HOT-AIR BALLOONS (BUT WERE AFRAID TO ASK)

  • MAR 12, 2011
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When you see a hot-air balloon on the ground, it doesn’t look like much-just a big pile of nylon and a wicker basket. But fill it with air, and suddenly you see a beautiful, stately balloon rising over the treetops. …


HOW HOT AIR BALLOONS WORK

  • MAR 12, 2011
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Hot air balloons are one of the oldest flying machines ever invented, and they work on a very simple principle: hot air rises. For practical purposes, hot air balloons really can’t compete with airplanes and helicopters. They’re extremely difficult to …


HOW TO GET YOUR PILOT’S LICENSE: FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

  • MAR 13, 2011
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Many people believe the sky is the limit-but for a lucky few, it’s home. For thousands of years, people have longed to fly. We are lucky to live in a time when anyone can acquire the necessary skills. There’s nothing …


The Tiger Moth: Training Britain’s Pilots for World War II

THE TIGER MOTH: TRAINING BRITAIN’S PILOTS FOR WORLD WAR II

  • MAR 29, 2011
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The de Havilland Tiger Moth is a 1930's era biplane that was primarily used to train pilots in the British Royal Air Force for aerial battle in World War II.


Why oh why, we love to fly

WHY OH WHY, WE LOVE TO FLY

  • MAR 30, 2011
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People love flying. We watch birds, fly kites, marvel at the bravery of the parachute jumper and hang glider, tourist travel into outer space and spend over $20 billion per year at amusement parks world wide.