Gas Division

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The gas division welcomes members of the BFA who are interested in gas ballooning.

Join the division to today to access information about gas ballooning in the members only area. This area has announcements, a newsletter and technical archive for those interested in learning more about gas balloons used for Lighter Than Air Flights.

Any suggestions for this area should be sent to Brian Critelli:


Important Dates in Gas Ballooning History Print E-mail
Written by Brian Critelli   
Wednesday, 03 January 2007 01:16

1783 -- The first gas balloon flight was accomplished: Jacques A.C. Charles a French professor of philosophy who had been experimenting with the recently discovered hydrogen gas for applications with balloon flight. With help of the Noel Roberts who developed a rubber as a coating material provided the key to containing hydrogen in the balloon fabric. 10 days after the first hot air balloon flight was made by the Montgolfier brothers.

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