Nicola Hetherington
School of Chemistry
University of Bristol

Lighter than air


Montgolfier brothers

Gas balloons

Airships and blimps

Modern hot air balloons

Rozier balloons

Special shapes

Special shape hot air balloons

Shoe PandaTony the Tiger Koala
Energiser bunny

The stars of any balloon fiesta are always the special shape balloons. They are more diffcult to fly than standard balloons as they are less aerodynamic and less evenly weighted. Some special shape balloons retain some of the traditional balloon shape whereas some are a bit more outrageous! Seeing a huge Bertie Bassett flying in the air could certainly be a surreal experience!

Bertie Bassett
Polar bear MonsterSnowman Michelin man

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