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Riding the Jetstream: The Story of Ballooning: From Montgolfier to Breitling

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Here is the amazing story of competitive ballooning, from the Montgolfier brothers of the 18"th" century to today's riders of the jet stream. Along the way, fascinating historical by-ways are glimpsed, including Napoleonic visions of airborne armies and the exploits of wealthy Edwardians. With each technological advance, ballooning has become more ambitious, and in the 1980s, the latest, most thrilling phase in its history began. Millionaire adventurers, backyard dreamers, and experienced pilots — all attempted to circumnavigate the globe against overwhelming odds, It was Bertrand Piccard and Brian Jones in Breitling Orbiter 3 that ultimately made history, yet many colorful characters have made significant contributions to global ballooning.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780719560514
Subtitle:
(the story of ballooning, from Montgolfier to Breitling )
Publisher:
John Murray Publishers, Ltd.
Location:
London
Subject:
Air Sports
Subject:
Hot air balloons
Subject:
Ballooning
Edition Description:
Includes index.
Series Volume:
7620
Publication Date:
2001
Binding:
Hardcover
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
xv, 256 p., 8 p. of plate
Dimensions:
8.94x5.54x1.06 in. 1.02 lbs.

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