Hot Air Ballooning
Hot Air Ballooning thinks of it as riding around on a bubble. Hot Air Ballooning is a sport and hobby of many adventurous people around the world. A huge balloon filled with hot air suspends a basket, fuel tank, and passengers. Their destination is determined only by the unpredictable winds. Ballooning was the first successful means of flight, even before the plane or gliders. A hot air balloon in France, 1783, was the pioneer for new means of transportation. The popularity of the sport was not as high as one would think. Originally, scientists believed it was the smoke from straw grass and other materials being burnt that allowed the balloon the fly. The smoky conditions were a deterrent to many people, however. Over the next 175 years, new techniques and theories were developed. It was eventually learned that it is the heat that raises the balloon rather than the smoke. Today helium is the main source of gas being used and it produces no smoky adverse side-effects (lighter). Benefits from a wellness perspective hot air ballooning can be therapeutically in many ways.