Balloon Flying Handbook

Balloon Flying Handbook

by Federal Aviation Administration, United States

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781602390690
Publisher: Skyhorse
Publication date: 08/01/2007
Pages: 128
Product dimensions: 8.50(w) x 11.00(h) x 8.60(d)
Age Range: 12 Years

Table of Contents


Introduction to Ballooning
History     1
Physics     1
Basic Balloon Terms     1
Balloon Components     1
Envelope     2
Heater System     2
Basket     2
Support Equipment     2
Inflation Fan     2
Transport /Chase Vehicle     4
Miscellaneous Items     4
Choosing A Balloon     5
Advatages of Balloon Sizes     5
Selecting A New or Used Balloon     5
Balloon Brands     5
Preparing for Flight
Flight Planning     1
Weather     1
Weather Background Preparation     1
Specific Weather Preparation     1
Weather Record Keeping     1
Weather Preflight Briefing     1
Equipment     2
Launch Site     2
Purpose of Flight     2
Special Circumstances     2
Mountain Flying     2
Cold Weather Flying     2
Flying In New Territory     2
Clothing     3
Personal Health     2
Preflight Operations     3
Wind Direction     3
Launch Site Surface     3
Removing the Balloon From the Vehicle     4
Assembly     4
Layout     4
Spread Layout     4
Strip Layout     4
Progressive Fill     5
Role of the Inflatory Fan     5
Checklists     5
Preflight Inspection Checklist     6
Emergency Checklist     6
Crew     6
Number of Crewmembers     7
Clothing     7
Crew Briefings     7
Types of Flight     7
Pilot/Crew Communications     9
Chase     9
Chase Crew     9
Pre-Launch Considerations     9
Direction of Flight     10
Chase Crew Behavior     10
Inflation, Launch and Landing
Inflation     1
Historical Background     1
Inflation Style     1
Briefing to Crew and Passengers     2
Crew Briefing     2
Passenger Briefing     2
The Inflation     2
Launch     4
Approach to Landing     5
Some Basic Rules of Landing     5
Step Dowm Approach      6
Low Approach     6
Obstacles     6
Congested Areas     7
Landing Techniques     7
Practice Approaches     8
Passenger Management     9
Landing     10
Landing Procedure Variations     10
High-Wind Landing     10
Landing Considerations     10
Crew Responsibilities     11
Maintaining Good Relations Good Relations with Landowners     11
In-flight Manueuvers
Standard Burn     1
Level Flight     2
Use of Instruments     4
Ascents and Descents     4
Ascents     4
Descents     5
Maneuvering     5
Winds Above     5
PiBAL     5
Other Balloons     6
Winds Aloft Forecasts     6
Winds Below     6
Contour Flying     7
Regulations     7
14 CFR Part 91, Section 91.119-Minimum Safe Altitudes: General     7
Contour Flying Techniques     9
Some Disadvantages and Bad Practices     9
Aborted Landings     10
Identification of Animal Population      10
Flight Direction     10
Radio Communications     10
Clarity and Brevity     11
Procedural Words and Phrases     11
Radio Technique     12
Contact Procedures     12
Aircraft Call Signs     12
Time     13
Figures     13
Altitudes     13
Phonetic Alphabet     13
Uses of VHF Radio     13
PostFlight Procedures
Deflation     1
Wind Conditions     1
No-Wind Deflation     1
Light-Wind Deflation     2
High-Wind Deflation     2
Preparing For Pack-Up     2
Recovery     3
Pack-Up     3
Propane Management and Fueling     4
Properties of Propane     4
Balloon Propane Tanks     4
Propane Storage     5
Selecting a Propane Company     5
Fueling Safety     5
Fueling     6
Fueling Equipment     6
Prolonging Hose Life     6
Fuel Management     6
Special Operations
Tethering     1
Considerations     1
Space Available      1
Tie-Downs     1
Airspace     1
Local Ordinances     1
Crown Control     1
Tethering vs. Mooring     2
Emergency Procedures     2
Regulations and Maintenance
Regulations     1
Maintenance     1
Required Maintenance     1
Preventative Maintenance     2
Other Considerations     2
Earning a Pilot Certificate
Requirements     1
Eligibility     1
Aeronautical Knowledge     2
Private Pilot     2
Commercial Pilot     3
Practical Test Standards     3
Skill Development     9
What is a Good Instruction     9
Aeronautical Decision Making
Introduction     1
General     1
Types of Decisions     1
Effectiveness of ADM     2
Minimum Personal Checklist     3
Sample Weather Briefing Checklists     A-1
Checklists     B-1
Part 31, Airworthiness Standards: Manned Free Balloons     C-1
Airman Application     D-1
Glossary     G-1

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