The check-in procedure will finish at 1400. The General Briefing will start at 1500 but you may download the following files already:
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We had the day zero on Czech National Hot Air Balloon Championship 2011 in Radesín. I found more than 50 target places what was not easy because all crops are standing and few meadows are mown only.
Almost everyhing is ready for tomorrow. The General Briefing will be 1500.
You may find the first set of pictures here.
228 years ago, the Montgolfier brothers – Joseph-Michel Montgolfier (26 August 1740 – 26 June 1810) and Jacques-Étienne Montgolfier (6 January 1745 – 2 August 1799) – decided to make a public demonstration of a balloon in order to establish their claim to its invention. They constructed a globe-shaped balloon of sackcloth with three thin layers of paper inside. The envelope could contain nearly 790 m³ (28,000 cubic feet) of air and weighed 225 kg (500 lb). It was constructed of four pieces (the dome and three lateral bands) and held together by 1,800 buttons. A reinforcing fish net of cord covered the outside of the envelope.
On 4 June 1783, they flew this craft as their first public demonstration at Annonay in front of a group of dignitaries from the Etats particulars. Its flight covered 2 km (1.2 mi), lasted 10 minutes, and had an estimated altitude of 1,600-2,000 m (5,200-6,600 ft).
Water tornado blasts Australia coast. Watch the video: