Hot Air Ballooning
A quiz about the history of hot air ballooning. Hobby, sport or mode of transport, they're a beautiful escape. 15 Questions.
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What year was the first hot air balloon launched ?
How long was that first balloon airborne ?
What is the name of the fabric gasbag of the balloon?
What three animals were sent aloft in the first unmanned balloon flight ?
a goat, goose and chicken
a pidgeon, pig and chicken
a sheep, duck and rooster
a goat, pig and rooster
What was the name of the French brothers who flew the first manned balloon flight ?
What was considered the first step in long distance ballooning ?
Paris to Cherbourg
Paris to Luxembourg
Limoges to the Bay of Biscay
Crossing the English Channel
What is the name of the basket suspended from the balloons envelope ?
What Swiss scientist manned the first flight 52,498 ft. into the stratosphere ?
How high up was Capt. Joe Kittinger when he parachuted from a balloon and broke the sound barrier with his body ?
What was the name of the first balloon to cross the Atlantic in 1978 ?
Double Eagle II
Spirit of Flight
Who were the first to cross the Atlantic in a hot air balloon in 1987 ?
Bertrand Piccard and Brian Jones
John Jefferies and Jean Pierrre Blanchard
Richard Branson and Per Lindstrand
Thomas Anderson and Gilles St. John
How long did it take to complete the first around the world flight in 1999 ?
17 days, 23 hrs. and 43 mins.
19 days, 21 hrs. and 55 mins.
22 days,16 hrs. and 32 mins.
How many types of ballooning are there ?
Where is the largest balloon event in the world held ?
Saxonie, Leipzig, Germany
Bristol, England, United Kingdom
Albuequerque, New Mexico USA
What is the worlds largest hot air balloon ?
Palletways "Slick" the flying dragon
Planters "Mr. Peanut"
Energizer "Hot Hare"
Ben and Jerry's "Ice Cream Cone"
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