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Huffman profiles Burlington's Balloon Festival and Air Show.
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The State (NoCar F 251 S77), Vol. 59 Issue 12, May 1992, p27-29, il, map
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8610
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The Balloon Works, one of the country's three largest hot air sporting balloon manufacturers, is located near Statesville in Iredell County. The three owners, all ballooning enthusiasts, formed the company in Charlotte in 1972 and moved it to its present location in 1973. The company makes about one hundred balloons each year, with prices starting at $4995. Before it is sold, each balloon is checked by a test pilot certified with the Federal Aviation Administration, which also certifies the company for the production, repair, and maintenance of hot air balloons.
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10719
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In the late 19th-century, a number of barnstorming aeronautical groups were touring North Carolina, thrilling great crowds by rising to unbelievable heights in hot air balloons and parachuting down from as high as 8,000 feet. On August 12, 1892, Madame Leona O'Dell, Mademoiselle Dot Zelno, and their dog Gyp, of the Grace Shannon Balloon Company, soared over Wrightsville Beach suspended beneath a single unmanned balloon to heights of 8,000, 4500, and 3,000 feet, respectively, before cutting themselves free and descending under pre-opened but unribbed parachutes.
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The State (NoCar F 251 S77), Vol. 37 Issue 15, Jan 1970, p11-12, il
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16258
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In a modern, innovative hot-air balloon factory in Statesville lies a home for a thriving folk art--handwoven wicker basketry.
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24100
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The author describes his experience floating above the western North Carolina mountains in a hot air balloon with Asheville Hot Air Balloons, a company that has offered balloon rides in the area for years.
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24207
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Firefly Balloons Inc. in Statesville is one of the nation's largest balloon makers. The author presents the techniques used for making hot air balloons.
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24616
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Two French brothers, Joseph and Etienne Montgolfier, invented the hot air balloon in 1783. North Carolina hot air balloon pilots keep their invention alive with the Carolina BalloonFest held in Statesville each year. Each October, residents can join the pilots at the Statesville Regional Airport and fly thousands of feet above the ground.
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Our State (NoCar F 251 S77), Vol. 82 Issue 5, October 2014, p192-196, 198, 200, 202-203, il, por, map Periodical Website
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