The upside-down balloon - a unique sight
The upside-down balloon appears at first glance to be standing on its head. In actual fact, there is a concealed cabin on the underside and a further dummy cabin at the top. The engineers of the manufacturing company Cameron Balloons worked with great enthusiasm to produce this “special shape” balloon, which is unique in the world.
The ballooning twins
Festo's two hot air balloons are often seen together. The reason is simple: as the upside-down balloon rises into the sky, it needs to be guided. Its unusual design, with its integrated cabin beneath its skirt (or lower envelope), obscures the pilot's vision, meaning that s/he is required to fly blind. The pilot therefore needs directions from the accompanying balloon, particularly during the tricky landing phase.
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