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Were hot air balloons ever used for traveling?

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G. Deacon

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G. Deacon, Civil Engineer, B.E(Bachelor of Engineering), Trenton, New Jersey

Answered Dec 11, 2019

Hot air balloons were among the first set of ancient flying machines. Hot air balloons were designed to offer a better means of transportation to people who will definitely be on air. Hot air balloons were created in such a way that they were lighter than air. A hot air balloon has what looks like a big bag. The big bag, which is also known as the envelope, contains heated air. The heated air inside the envelope will allow it to drift gently through the air.

There is also a basket-like structure at the beneath of the envelope where passengers can stay. The first passengers of hot air balloons were animals. Different kinds of animals were used to test the machine, and they all landed unharmed after covering like 2 miles. Hot air balloons had been used for a lot of things, and they are still being used today, especially for recreational activities. In the 19th, hot air balloons were used for activities like sport, commerce, travel, etc.

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E. James

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Answered Dec 04, 2019

Yes, hot air balloons can be used for traveling. In most situations, hot air balloons are used for short-distance travel. This is because hot air balloons move at the speed of the wind, which is slow, and they are greatly influenced by the wind. They are extremely slow compared to other aircrafts such as airplanes and helicopters.

Hot air balloons have been used in the past for military purposes to monitor movements of enemies. They are also used in festivities.

In our world today, hot air balloons are most often only used for fun and entertainment and not as a primary means of transportation or military purposes. If you wish to travel long distances by air, a hot air balloon is not the best option available.

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Bergeront Tiffney

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Bergeront Tiffney, Computer Engineer, M. Tech, Southeast Montgomery

Answered Jan 24, 2019

Hot air balloons can be used for short distance travel only. Since hot air balloons travel at the speed of the wind, it is an extremely slow way to travel, and not entirely reliable since the wind can blow you off course quickly. Hot air balloons have been used for many different things, since their invention.

Hot air balloons can be used for short distance travel only. Since hot air balloons travel at the

They have been used to signal military movements in China. They were used during some of the early wars in the United States for observation of enemy movements as well. The primary purpose of the hot air balloon is for enjoyment. There are festivals several places around the world each year, where thousands of hot air balloons are in the air.

Hot air balloons can be used for short distance travel only. Since hot air balloons travel at the

There are also places where one can go and be taken up in a hot air balloon for a short ride. All those who are operating hot air balloons are required to have the necessary licenses, such as a pilot's license. Even though the aircraft does not travel at high speeds, it is still regulated.

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