9 Facts about Balloons

1. Balloons were first invented in France by the brothers Joseph Michel Montgolfier and Jacques Montgolfier.
2. On April 25, 1783, they filled the large balloon with hot air and tested it with the help of animals.
3. On November 21, 1783 in France (in Paris) for the first time a balloon was tested by two adult men. They climbed to a height of 5 kilometers and stayed there for 25 minutes.
4. This was the man’s first attempt to fly. Balloons have become so popular that they are used to this day.
5. Modern balloons are made from a special basket that is attached to the balloon with the help of special fasteners.
6. Each balloon has a safety parachute.
7. In order to operate the balloon, you need to have a special pilot license. They must spend at least 40 hours in class.
8. On each ball there is equipment for radio contact.
9. Accidents involving balloons are extremely rare.

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