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Hot Air Ballooning

Hot Air Ballooning is a way of travelling in the air using a large bag of heated air and a suspended basket for passengers. This activity can also be done using teathered flights where the balloon simply lifts from the ground whist staying connected using ropes and then lowering, this can allow shorter more accessible flights.

Who is it suitable for?
Due to the cost this activity is often limited to older sections and to get the most out of it young people will want to see over the side of the basket (so not so suitable for Beavers and Cubs).

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How to run/provide hot air ballooning

There are 2 ways of running Hot Air Ballooning in Scouting. These are:

  1. Scout-led activity - running hot air ballooning yourself or using someone else in Scouting

  2. Externally-led activity - running hot air ballooning using an external provider

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The National Governing Body for hot air ballooning is:

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