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by Brian Jones,John Christopher

Download Riding the Jetstream :The Story of Ballooning: From Montgolfier to Breitling ePub
  • ISBN 0719560519
  • ISBN13 978-0719560514
  • Language English
  • Author Brian Jones,John Christopher
  • Publisher John Murray Pubs Ltd (March 1, 2002)
  • Pages 256
  • Formats docx azw txt docx
  • Category Outdoor Sports
  • Subcategory Miscellaneous
  • Size ePub 1616 kb
  • Size Fb2 1542 kb
  • Rating: 4.5
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Ballooning can be both an all-absorbing hobby and a competitive high-tech sport. Most recently aviation's last great challenge, the nonstop round-the-world voyage has dominated the field. This book tells the story of competitive ballooning, from the Montgolfier brothers of the eighteenth century to today's riders of the jetstream - the narrow band of fast winds high in the Earth's atmosphere. Fascinating historical byways are glimpsed, from Napoleonic visions of airborne armies to the exploits of wealthy Edwardin thrill-seekers. With each technological advance balloonists became increasingly ambitious, taking extraordinary risks to fly further and higher. The pressurized capsule, invented in the 1930s to replace the wicker basket, opened up access to the upper atmosphere. In the 1980s the latest, most thrilling phase in ballooning's history began. Successively millionaire adventures, backyard dreamers and experienced pilots attempted to circum-navigate the globe against overwhelming odds, at times caught up in political intrigue, at others tossed about by violent storms. In the full glare of worldwide media attention some endured humiliating defeats. Bertrand Piccard and Brian Jones in Breitling Orbiter 3 ultimately made history, yet many colourful figures have made significant contributions to the era of global ballooning.

Riding the Jetstream book

Riding the Jetstream book. Ballooning can be both all-absorbing relaxation and high-tech sport. Bertrand Picard and Brian Jones in Breitling Orbiter 3 ultimately made history, but other colourful figures have also made significant contributions to the era of global ballooning. John Christopher - a professional balloon pilot - offers an insider's view of the obsessive world of ballooning, taking the reader into the balloons themselves and the minds of the people who ride them.

Joseph-Michel Montgolfier. Jacques-Étienne Montgolfier. The hot air balloon of the Montgolfier brothers. The brothers were born in a family of paper manufacturers in Annonay, France. The family had 16 children of whom Joseph was the 12th and Etienne the 15th. Their oldest brother Raymond was the successor of the family business. Etienne was sent to Paris to study architecture but returned home in 1772 after the sudden death of his brother Raymond

This book tells the story of competitive ballooning, from the Montgolfier brothers of the eighteenth century to today's riders of the jetstream .

This book tells the story of competitive ballooning, from the Montgolfier brothers of the eighteenth century to today's riders of the jetstream - the narrow band of fast winds high in the Earth's atmosphere. Fascinating historical byways are glimpsed, from Napoleonic visions of airborne armies to the exploits of wealthy Edwardin thrill-seekers. Bertrand Piccard and Brian Jones in Breitling Orbiter 3 ultimately made history, yet many colourful figures have made significant contributions to the era of global ballooning. Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights Reserved.

This book is a work of fiction. John Christopher, In the Beginning. Thank you for reading books on BookFrom. Any references to historical events, real people, or real places are used fictitiously. Other names, characters, places, and events are products of the author’s imagination, and any resemblance to actual events or places or persons, living or dead, is entirely coincidental. An imprint of Simon & Schuster Children’s Publishing Division.

Jones is the British half of the first team to go round the world in a balloon. Fourteen years ago Brian Jones was a reasonably successful entrepreneur. As he tells the story, he still seems to be asking himself why or how he could have done it. "It's funny as a kid if you can't do something other kids can do, or you're frightened of it, you feel ashamed.

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Joseph-Michel Montgolfier (26 August 1740 – 26 June 1810) and Jacques-Étienne Montgolfier (6 January 1745 – 2 August 1799) were paper manufacturers from Annonay, in Ardèche, France best known as inventors of the Montgolfière-style hot air balloon, g. .

Joseph-Michel Montgolfier (26 August 1740 – 26 June 1810) and Jacques-Étienne Montgolfier (6 January 1745 – 2 August 1799) were paper manufacturers from Annonay, in Ardèche, France best known as inventors of the Montgolfière-style hot air balloon, globe aérostatique. They launched the first piloted ascent, carrying Jacques-Étienne

On this site it is impossible to download the book, read the book online or get the contents of a book.

This book tells the story of competitive ballooning, from the Montgolfier brothers of the eighteenth century to today's riders of the jetstream .