International Hot-Air Balloon Festival 2016 in Château-d’Oex, Switzerland

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International Hot-Air Balloon Festival in Switzerland, in the picturesque alpine village of Château-d’Oex is held for the 38th time. This year, the Swiss resort attended by pilots from 15 countries with their hot air balloons of different sizes, colors and models.

To fly in a hot-air balloon, to do this:

get hold of the ball is a large bag;
attach to it a wicker basket;
a basket Screw gas burners;
make a large propeller with a motor that will inflate air balloon;
preheat the air flames of the burners;
to get into the basket and finally fly!

International Hot-Air Balloon Festival 2016 in Château-d’Oex, Switzerland:

Flying at such balls – it is unhurried. It gets dark early in the mountains, so the flying start as soon dawns. (Photo by Denis Balibouse | Reuters):

International Hot-Air Balloon Festival 2016 in Château-d'Oex, Switzerland

Conventional balloon can take a five to seven people, depending on the size of the basket and the volume of a sphere. Passengers at the festival are the staff and friends of the sponsoring companies, who come here. For them also arrange helicopter flights – it is also interesting, but very small – you fly over the snowy peaks of only 10-12 minutes. (Photo by Denis Balibouse | Reuters):

International Hot-Air Balloon Festival 2016 in Château-d'Oex, Switzerland

Those balloons that go up, look like they are hanging low over the ground. It has a magnificent view of the mountains around the village of Chateau d’Oex. (Photo by Denis Balibouse | Reuters):

International Hot-Air Balloon Festival 2016 in Château-d'Oex, Switzerland

The objective of the pilot – to catch the air stream its “sail”, so the balls then rise, then fall – look for the wind. (Photo by Denis Balibouse | Reuters):

International Hot-Air Balloon Festival 2016 in Château-d'Oex, Switzerland

Preparations balloon. The point is not easy, requires skill and great skill. (Photo by Denis Balibouse | Reuters):

International Hot-Air Balloon Festival 2016 in Château-d'Oex, Switzerland

(Photo by Denis Balibouse | Reuters):

International Hot-Air Balloon Festival 2016 in Château-d'Oex, Switzerland

It was the first time allowed the person balloons up in the air, and later reach the stratosphere. (Photo by Denis Balibouse | Reuters):

International Hot-Air Balloon Festival 2016 in Château-d'Oex, Switzerland

During the Second World War, balloons were used extensively to protect cities, industrial areas, naval bases and other facilities against attack from the air. Action barrage balloons were designed for aircraft damage in a collision with ropes, shells or suspended on ropes explosive charges. The presence in the air defense system of barrage balloons forced the enemy planes fly at high altitudes and difficult to sighting dive bombing. (Photo by Denis Balibouse | Reuters):

International Hot-Air Balloon Festival 2016 in Château-d'Oex, Switzerland

By the way, the balloons fly not only on Earth, but on other planets.

Two balloons flew in the atmosphere of Venus. In June 1985, with the Soviet automatic interplanetary station “Vega-1” and “Vega-2” flying in the vicinity of the planet, it was “dumped” on the lander and atmospheric probe. Balloon probes produced decreased by parachute and then filling them with helium shells began to drift in the planet’s atmosphere at an altitude of 53-55 km, taking measurements of meteorological parameters. The duration of both probes was more than 46 hours. (Photo by Denis Balibouse | Reuters):

International Hot-Air Balloon Festival 2016 in Château-d'Oex, Switzerland

11. The altitude record for a manned balloon bench was set May 4, 1961: Malcolm Ross and Victor Prather on the ball Stratolab V launched from the deck of the ship USS Antietam in the Gulf of Mexico and up to an altitude of 34,668 meters. (Photo by Denis Balibouse | Reuters):

International Hot-Air Balloon Festival 2016 in Château-d'Oex, Switzerland

12. The altitude record for unmanned balloon is 53.0 km. The ball was launched JAXA May 25, 2002 from the prefecture of Iwate, Japan. This is the greatest height ever reached aeronautical apparatus. Only rockets, rocket planes, and artillery projectiles can fly higher. (Photo by Denis Balibouse | Reuters):

International Hot-Air Balloon Festival 2016 in Château-d'Oex, Switzerland

13. raises the balloons to a height of several hundred meters. (Photo by Denis Balibouse | Reuters):

International Hot-Air Balloon Festival 2016 in Château-d'Oex, Switzerland

14. Well, we look Balloon Festival in Switzerland, which takes place in the picturesque alpine village of Chateau d’Oex, 23 January 2016. Admire the beautiful views. (Photo by Denis Balibouse | Reuters):

International Hot-Air Balloon Festival 2016 in Château-d'Oex, Switzerland

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International Hot-Air Balloon Festival 2016 in Château-d'Oex, Switzerland

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International Hot-Air Balloon Festival 2016 in Château-d'Oex, Switzerland

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International Hot-Air Balloon Festival 2016 in Château-d'Oex, Switzerland

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