Hot Air Balloons Introduced

05 Mar 1990

The Air Force’s first hot-air balloon made its maiden flight over Canberra.  Obtained in response to a growing number of requests for Air Force participation in public events, it allows members of the public to learn about the principles of flight. This balloon had an envelope capacity of 77,000 cubic feet. It was dark and light blue in four vertical sections with the Air Force Roundel on one side and the Air Force Crest on the other.

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