Monday, July 27, 2015

What a load of hot air
A new world record for the number of hot air balloons soaring into
the sky simultaneously has been set in France. At an air base in
Chambley-Bussieres, eastern France, on Sunday, enthusiasts from more than 40
countries set out in 433 balloons in a variety of colorful designs, reports
Agence France-Presse. The event beat the previous record for simultaneous
hot air balloon flights, which was set in 2013 with 391 balloons. Philippe
Buron-Pilatre, organizer of the international Lorraine Mondial Air Ballons
meeting, said "a new page in ballooning history has been written. "
YouTube user Bart Lapers posted a video of the event to his channel
on Sunday showing hundreds of balloons taking off, some in unusual shapes such
as a castle or popular French cartoon character Obelix. According to
Buron-Pilatre, the biggest worry is if two balloons collide mid-flight and
tear the fabric — something that has happened in the past. [AFP] This
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world record for the number of hot air balloons soaring into the sky
simultaneously has been set in France. At an air base in Chambley-Bussieres,
eastern France, on Sunday, enthusiasts from more than 40 countries set out in
433 balloons in a variety of colorful designs, reports Agence France-Presse.

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