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Balloon Fiesta Videos/360 Videos
Fun and Creative Envelopes or Hot Air Balloon Shapes – Tooco
Check out the most unique balloon designs in the world. Count how many you’ve seen in real life!
Incredible Balloons of Cappadocia, Turkey – Amazing Places – Getty Images TV
This valley in Turkey is one of the most famous places in the world to ride a hot air balloon. Find out why!
Colorful Time-Lapse of Hot Air Balloons in New Mexico – National Geographic
Find out what it’s like to go to the largest balloon fiesta in the world in Albuquerque, New Mexico. See the best of the 9-day festival in seconds!
Flying Above the Clouds in a Hot Air Balloon – Seeker VR (360 video)
Get a 360-degree view from the basket of a hot air balloon at the Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta. Move the screen within the video to look all around as the pilot tells you everything he knows!
VR View – Paris – Top of the Eiffel Tower
Check out the views from the top of the Eiffel Tower. See Paris from the height that Santos-Dumont would have seen in his airship when he won the race of 1901!
360 Rise Festival – 360 Xperience
Experience what it’s like to see thousands of sky lanterns at this festival in the Mojave Desert. Each lantern holds someone’s wish or dream.
Profiles on Young Balloon Pilots/Career Exploration
Rookie Report – Ella Is Training to Be a Hot Air Balloon Pilot – Behind the News
Meet 16-year-old balloon pilot, Ella Tregale, from Australia! She has worked with hot air balloons since she was three years old.
Blimps – Design Squad – PBS Kids
How did Mark Caylao find his dream job as an airship pilot? What are the responsibilities and fun parts of the job? Find out!
Records and Innovations in Balloon Flight
September 19, 1900 – Alberto Santos-Dumont Demonstrates his Airship in Paris, France
Alberto Santos Dumont demonstrates flight with his Airship No. 4. Santos-Dumont would win the race around the Eiffel Tour with this airship in 1901.
Two Tales of Ballooning Innovators – Science History Institute
This cartoon tells about the balloon pilot and entertainer, Sophie Blanchard, and the scientific mission of James Glaisher to fly as high as possible!
Breitling – Orbiter – Breitling Official
Discover the first successful hot air balloon trip around the world. The Breitling Orbiter 3, a hybrid balloon, set the Guinness World Record with pilots, Bertrand Piccard and Brian Jones, in 1999.
Trans-Atlantic Cluster Balloon – The Newfoundland Express – Jonathan Trappe
Meet a real-life helium balloon pilot that helped to inspire the movie, Up! Jonathan Trappe flew the longest distance ever recorded while attached to 366 helium-filled balloons.