REPORT ON LOW LEVEL BALLOON PILOT TRAINING FLIGHTS
WINZEN RESEARCH INC MINNEAPOLIS MN
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A series of low level balloon-pilot training flights was conducted. In the jump balloon flights the pilot was suspended from the balloon, through an extended 24 ft diameter parachute, in a nylon harness and seat arrangement. Flight control is afforded by a manual valve located in the balloon apex and by sand ballast secured in bags to the pilots harness. The flights were of short duration and to very low altitudes. The Sky Car flights employed two-man and fourman open gondolas. The primary objective of the operation, to qualify free balloon pilots, was not achieved, because of unsuitable weather, which limited the number of flights that could be conducted, and adverse trajectories on those flights launched.
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