How fast the dreams come true! True for some reason, those who are not especially you want, and just keep it in reserve. Last summer when we hitchhiked in Turkey, seen over Cappadocia soars into the sky hundreds of balloons. That day i just them take a picture and thought that I need to somehow implement. So It happened that I was destined to become an aeronaut only in Moscow
As part of my post What to do in Moscow at the weekend, I Got a coupon for a balloon flight in Moscow. It was bought at Biglion.ru, was a 50% discount, a total of 3800r for 1 hour in the air, which seems a little expensive for me such entertainment. By the way, flights are cheaper in Turkey, well, that is they cost about the same, only without a discount. Then a similar action, only from another club of balloonists, was on Groupon and already for 1800r. Who would have known in advance—
The content of the article
- 1 Preparation for flight in a balloon
- 2 Hot air balloon flight in Moscow
- 3 Balloon landing
- 4 A little information about aeronautics
Preparing for a hot air balloon flight
I had to leave Moscow at 4 in the morning. Flights in the summer are held only in the morning and in the evening, in the afternoon apparently the airspace is occupied. But what a beautiful sun met us on the way.
Dawn before the flight, we go to the meeting place
As it turned out, the most interesting thing is anticipation. You come on the field and around the movement begins: all unpacked, balls unfold on the ground and begin to fill with warm air. Everything happens quickly and efficiently. You look at it and wait for a miracle, because previously only saw balloons in the sky.
This is how balloons and passengers are transported on the ground
Everything is in full swing
The ball out of the bag stacked
Spread all over the ground
Filled with air from the fan
Then turn on the burner and fill with hot air.
When the ball starts to lift, it is held
Everyone is preparing for takeoff.
First balloons already in the air
For newlyweds a special heart-shaped balloon
Flight Gas Cylinders
All photographed against the background of balloons
Somewhere in 30 minutes a small car trailer turns into huge means of transportation by air. Pilot almost no turns the burner off, the command to jump is given—
Dana team and we take off
Full speed ahead!
Flight in a balloon in Moscow
Small jitters, smiles on faces, excitement, and a basket takes off the ground. Balloon flight has begun! The first feeling that you take the elevator, everything is calm and no shaking. If you do not look overboard, you will not understand that you are taking off, no of fear. It also looks like you are standing on an open lookout. site of some tower. A little uncomfortable, only when you look at the land sailing beneath you and think about that the plastic bottom of the basket separates you from it and several hundred meters.
At the bottom of the field from which we flew
There are already a lot of us in the sky
And under the basket is a forest
Suburban past landscapes pass by
All the pilot needs to control the balloon
If you were looking for a place under the tent, then here it is
By tradition, when I have the opportunity to taking pictures from above (Munich TV Tower, TV tower in Kuala Lumpur), the weather deteriorates sharply, the sky becomes gray and covered with clouds. It happened this time too, We did not see the bright blue sky and the cheerful colors of the meadows. But they saw what Dmitrovsky district looks like from a height: small people, toy houses and cars. Probably, if the landscape was not Russian, then look it would be more interesting.
Dmitrov city below us
Dmitrov city below us
I’m so serious
Gateway in Dmitrovsky district
People and cars below are like toys.
Never wanted to look behind the fence?
Typical dacha ordinary office worker
And someone lives and so, though with a pool
Well, the most fun, this is a balloon landing. Basket flops to the ground, bounces several times, and leaves behind a trace of trampled grass and bit of pitted land. Only on this stage produces a few drops of adrenaline. Well, and then relies drink champagne (it is a pity that there was no ordinary juice) and to part with part of his body – this is the rite of initiation into astronauts aeronauts. They decided to take pity on us and not to take from us. legs, arms, and other organs, but just burned hair.
Balloon flight is about to end
Fields like in divorces
All joyous jump out of the basket
All that remains of a large balloon
Reverse loading process
Champagne after the flight
Give a part of yourself
Here they are – brave balloonists with letters
leave us arms, legs, kidneys and other organs, and just burned hair.
Some information about aeronautics
– Our flight lasted an hour, it is enough to understand that this such In this flight, we climbed to 520 meters. In general, air Balloons can climb to heights of up to 5000 meters. – The ball is controlled gas burner, and can only rise up and down due to warm air, the rest (left / right) occurs by the will of the wind, so on long journeys are carefully studied metrological forecasts and a fair wind is expected. – Upstairs it’s not cold at all, it’s so warm from the burner that if you stand very close to the pilot, it is better to wear a hat, and then print. And the noise from her is such that talk is not possible (it is not lit constantly). – Our ball cost 55,000 euros, and the balls for real Travel (there is a double shell with helium) are already under 2 million. – To become a pilot of the balloon you need to unlearn half a year on courses and get a license. – Each flight requires permission, just can not fly. – In the world there is a zone G – free space where you can fly without notifying the various services. Moscow region is not included in this zone.
A minute video of our balloon flight, even more likely our landing. So how exactly is the most fun! FullHD video, so what is best to watch at maximum resolution.