Balloon Safety Tips Handbook
08. 05. 2021 | Blog
The purpose of the publication of Powerlines and Thunderstorms Balloon Safety Tips of the Federal Aviation Administration
is to provide the general aviation flying public with information that may improve aircraft operational safety. Because of the increasing activity in balloon operations. and the increase in accidents involving balloons, safety tips for balloon pilots will be included in the Accident Prevention Program pamphlet series. This particular pamphlet identifies certain hazards associated with the operation of hot air balloons and provides suggested safety procedures to minimize the accident potential. The articles included in this pamphlet were contributed by the Albuquerque Aerostat Ascension Association. Mr. Robert L. Ruppenthal has written several safety articles on ballooning and he is a former Chief Design Engineer for Research and Development for Thunder Hot-Air Balloons. Also included are articles from "Raven Owners Newsletters" published by Raven Industries. Inc. The Federal Aviation Administration appreciates the contribution of these articles by the Albuquerque Aerostat Ascension Association and Raven Industries. Inc .. tor use in the Accident Prevention Program.