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...is unlike any other form of aviation.  Quiet, simple, peaceful, basic, elegant, and historic.  The first manned flight was in a hot air balloon back in 1783.


Pictures of my balloon, Raven N1144R
My sincere thanks to the staff of Balloon Excelsior, who assisted me through my balloon pilot training.  I highly recommend them.  They are a Part 141 ballooning school (only two or three exist).
The Balloon Federation of America is the national organizing body.
I have many ballooning links on my aviation links page
Kodak Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta is the world's biggest balloon meet.

Picture from Balloon Excelsior
(one of these is the balloon I learned in)