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DIRECTORIES

4-FLIGHT
W4-Flight
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Advice on buying a balloon flight, the history of ballooning and balloon art.
 
BALLOONRIDE.ORG.UK
WBalloonride.org.uk
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The best directory of hot air balloon rides operators in the UK and beyond! Find YOUR local hot air balloon flight here.
 
BLASTVALVE
WBlastvalve
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Ballooning search engine and directory that includes weather information and resources for pilots and crew.
 
CANADA HOT AIR BALLOON RIDES
WCanada Hot Air Balloon Rides
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Directory of hot air ballooning companies in Canada.
 
WORLD WIDE WEB BALLOON PAGES
WWorld Wide Web Balloon Pages
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Collection of ballooning links compiled by Joop de Wilde.
 
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ENTHUSIASTS

BALLOONING INTO THE SKY
WBallooning into the Sky
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Information on and pictures of cloudhoppers and cluster balloons, special types of small balloons usually flown by a single person in a harness or seat suspended from the balloon.
 
BART'S SPECIAL SHAPES
WBart's Special Shapes
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Ballooning enthusiast site featuring photos and reports of special shape balloons.
 
COUNTIES CHALLENGE
WCounties Challenge
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A competition for the longest hot air balloon flight within the boundaries of a county in the United Kingdom.
 
EARLY HOT AIR BALLOONING IN AUSTRALIA
WEarly Hot Air Ballooning in Australia
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Ballooning enthusiast site based in Australia, focusing on early hot air ballooning and airships. Some great old photos here.
 
MARC PACAN
WMarc Pacan's Balloon Art Gallery
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Artist specialising in paintings, posters and postcards with a hot air balloon theme.
 
PHIL'S BALLOONS
WPhil's Balloons
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Personal site of a ballooning enthusiast with some photos and loads of information regarding the Bristol International Balloons Fiesta.
 
EARLY YEARS OF SPORT BALLOONING
WEarly Years of Sport Ballooning
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A fascinating site with lots of information about balloons in the 1960's and early 1970's.
 
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INFORMATION

AUNTY MONKEY
WAunty Monkey
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Fun website designed to promote the sport of ballooning, provide hot air balloon information, and allow people to meet other balloonists from around the world.
 
BALLOON DISPATCH
WBalloon Dispatch
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Description
 
LAUNCH.NET
WLaunch.net
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Provides ballooning information, FAQ's, what it takes to become a pilot or crew, balloon flight directory and classified ad section.
 
VIRTUAL LIBRARY OF SPORT
WVirtual Library Of Sport
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Provides links, information and a question and answer service for a wide variety of sports. Go to the Sports Directory link, choose Outdoors and then In the Sky for the hot air ballooning library.
 
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JUST FOR FUN

PBS.ORG: HOW FAR AWAY
WPBS.org: Up, Up, and How Far Away
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A fun bit of science that shows balloon spotters how to judge the distance of the soon-to-land balloon using their thumb.
 
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SCIENCE

AIR TRAVELLERS FLIGHT INFORMATION
WAir Travellers Flight Information
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Air Travelers is an introduction to the basic principles of buoyancy, properties of gases, temperature, and the technology involved in hot air ballooning.
 
BALLOONING AS A SCIENCE PROJECT
WBallooning as a Science Project
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Ideas and suggestions for ballooning science projects.
 
PBS.ORG: THE SCIENCE OF BALLOONING
WPBS.org: The Science of Ballooning
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Information about the atmosphere and jet stream and the effect they have on ballooning.
 
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WEATHER

YAHOO WEATHER
WYahoo Weather
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5 day forecasts for cities worldwide as well as weather news.
 
NOAA INTERNET WEATHER SOURCE
WNOAA Internet Weather Source
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International weather conditions, both current and for the last 24 hours. Also provides radar graphics, aviation and marine weather forecasts and reports.
 
SUNRISE SUNSET
WSunrise, Sunset Calendars and Local Time
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Provides sunrise, sunset, moonrise, moonset times for cities around the world, along with the local time.
 
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