The Channel 6 Zooballooon, a tethered helium balloon, rises 400 feet in the air to offer a view of the Zoo, the Schuylkill River, and the Philadelphia Center City skyline. The balloon is sponsored, in part, by WPVI-TV.
The Bournemouth Eye, Bournemouth's Highest attraction, is a spherical helium-filled balloon with an enclosed gondola that carries 25-30 passengers. Tethered by a high tensile steel cable, the balloon lifts to a height of 500 feet while providing a panoramic view of the English Channel and surrounding area (over 20 miles) from the highest public observation point in Bournemouth.
The world’s largest tethered helium balloon designed in France. Launched in April this year, it took 40 people, 12 hours and 6,500 cubic metres of helium for the balloon to fully inflate. It can take up to 29 passengers and drifts upwards to a height of 150m (40 storeys) to unfold a breath-taking 360 degree panoramic view of the city.
Xinghai Guangchang, a large square at the mouth of the Malán River that houses Dàlián's Centennial Monument (Bainián Chéng Diao) -- a series of bronze impressions of residents' feet, some of them bound, that runs for several dozen meters. The square also contains a hot-air balloon in the shape of a soccer ball that rises 120m (390 ft.) for panoramic city views.
Although captive balloons belong to the oldest of aircrafts, the HighFlyer is a marvel of modern technology. With its 23 metre diameter, the balloon has a volume of 6,400 cubic metres - twice as much as that of the local Alster indoor swimming pool!
Filled with helium (non-flammable), the balloon is capable of lifting 4.5 tonnes - more than enough to lift up its own weight, that...
Discover the Angkor Heritage Site on a Tethered Balloon from 200 Meters above : a new and exciting way to catch a photogenic bird-view of Angkor’s Heritage Site. Enjoy a 10-Minutes flight and discover parts of the Vicinity of Angkor from the altitude of 200 meters, in a specially designed, -safe platform, which can lift-up 30 passengers in one go.
The Berlin Hi-Flyer in the BallonGarden at Checkpoint Charlie is one of the largest helium balloons in the world. You ascend without a sound in a gondola into the sky above Berlin. You feel as though you are floating freely, and yet, you are connected to the ground with a steel rope. An electric motor gently brings you back to the ground.
While you are ascending, the pilot will provide y...
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