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|Monday, 29 July 2002||May 2002 June 2002 Tribe Egg-shelter Crash Fly August 2002 September 2002|
The fried air business really exists.During an evening shift in SUMit HQ I see a threesome cars passing by. It is a caravan of companies where you can lease fried air. Customers follow them with great enthusiasm, even though they do not know what to expect.
This business fascinates me. These customers are great, paying to see air go up in the air. I take a break, go out and follow the caravan.
The business is more legitimate than it may sound.
The name of the game is
How to fill a balloon with hot air?When the filled balloon is up the flames from the burner can go straight up, between the sail. But how do they do that when the sail is still on the floor? The answers is of an unexpectedly simple: they inflate the balloon first. A giant fan transforms the sail into a wobbly giant of cold air.
The giant wiggles a bit, rolls from one side to the other. The customers, all unexperienced balloonists, run around with excitement. Great to see how they have to run to escape the rolling giant.
When the balloon is the size of a small apartment building the burner is ignited.
The hole at the
With amazing speed the balloon erects and proudly shows
My break is over. Upon return to SUMit headquarters the balloon is already out of sight. These hot air traders move faster than I thought.
|Fare well home to Antoinette, Lulu, Maxi & Brolloks.|