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What is a balloon air craft:
A balloon
is an air craft, a bag made of thin material that is filled with air or gas which causes it to rise. Such a bag is used is to carry passengers or equipment.

The Montgolfier brothers from France are the inventors of the standard hot air balloon. Standard hot air balloons are called Montgolfière-style balloons. The hot air balloon is the oldest successful human-carrying flight technology.

The first successful demonstration of this balloon was made June 4th, 1783. It was followed later that year by the first manned flight Nov. 21st.

Multicultural Activities and Holidays > France > Bastille Day

Online printables > DLTK's Hot Air Balloon activities
Includes a little about the history of hot air ballooning.

Online resource > France at
France is the first tourist destination in the world! Let's pretend we are on a hot air balloon. View France in a map, visit some of its famous tourist sites online.

July 14th is Bastille Day a very important French national holiday. It is similar to Independence Day in the U.S.A.

Activities and crafts > Visit your choice of hot air balloon activities featured in the materials column.

hot air balloon color and shapes activiity
Hot Air Balloon Color and Shapes

hot air balloon trace by the color and decorate activities
Hot Air Balloon Trace by the Color and Decorate

Letter B Word Search featuring balloon aircraft
Letter B word search
features balloon aircraft

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