What type of fuel is used?
Propane, kept in pressurized stainless steel fuel tanks attached to the basket inside corners. Sport hot air balloon carries 100 - 200 litres of liquid propane.
The instrument panel?
Altimeter: altitude indicator.
Variometer: measures speed of ascent.
Thermometer: indicates air temperature inside the envelope.
Do you need a pilot's license?
YES. The pilot must have at least 16 hours of flight time in free balloons, which must include six flights under the supervision of an instructor. The pilot must pass a written, oral tests and flight check prior to being issued a pilot's license. (For additional requirements, please consult CAA for details.)
What can be a balloonist?
Balloonists come from all walks of life. Anyone with the desire to learn to fly a balloon can become a pilot. Many people start in ballooning as a crew person.
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