What is Hot Air?
The hot air balloon is the first successful human-carrying flight technology. The first untethered manned hot air balloon flight was performed by Jean-François Pilâtre de Rozier and François Laurent d’Arlandes on November 21, 1783, in Paris, France, in a balloon created by the Montgolfier brothers.
Hot Air Prices In South Africa
Rates. Rates for hot air ballooning at Hartebeespoort is R2150 per person. Up to 2 children under 12 years old per flight of 6 passengers qualify for a 50% discount. If you require an exclusive flight (i.e. only a couple plus a pilot) it’s R3000 per person sharing.
How much does a hot air balloon cost?
On average, you’re looking at spending a wide range of money to make the initial hot air balloon purchase. It can cost anywhere from $20,000 to over $100,000. Granted, if you’re spending over $100,000, you’re probably buying a commercial hot air balloon, which can carry more people than a personal hot air balloon.
Where is a hot air balloon in South Africa?
The most popular hot air balloon trips are in the Magaliesberg (near Johannesburg), Sabie and Hazyview in Mpumalanga, in Oudtshoorn (in the Karoo), in the Drakensberg and Natal Midlands (KwaZulu Natal) and during the summer months, (September to March) in the Cape Winelands.
How much lift Does hot air provide?
Essentially, hot air is lighter than cool air, because it has less mass per unit of volume. A cubic foot of air weighs roughly 28 grams (about an ounce). If you heat that air by 100 degrees F, it weighs about 7 grams less. Therefore, each cubic foot of air contained in a hot air balloon can lift about 7 grams.