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Glass-bottomed hot air balloon offers the views right under your feet.

There is something magical about flying, whether it's a plane, a paraglider, hangglider, parasail...But flying in balloons is different: you're not rushing, you can drift along quite slowly, lean over the edge of the basket, and sometimes fly so low that you can chat to people on the ground.

The Palletways Dragon glass-bottomed hot air balloon is the brainchild of pilot Christian Brown.
Mr Brown travelled the world in a balloon with tycoon Richard Branson and holds the tethered altitude world record after flying at 3,048m (10,000ft) on a mountain in Chile.
Ordinarily, you would look over the edge of the basket to peer at the ground but there is something very disconcerting about seeing it right beneath your feet.
Though, personally I am not sure if there is a big difference between the views under your feet and the ones over the edge of the basket, hot air balloonig trip is till on my "things to do" list.

Anybody interested in joining me for a ride ?


Unknown said...

I want to go! I want to go! Oh my gosh I so want to go! Am about to figure out where this place is in 3...2..1

Unknown said...

Drat! If only they weren't so far away!

ExtraHyperActive said...

You don't have to travel too far. We have balloon flights right here in Woodinville, Washington. And I've been trying to go there for a few years...Let me know if this is close to you !