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World's first glass-bottomed air balloon by Christian Brown

World's First Glass-bottomed Air Balloon By Christian Brown

A giant motorbike with a helmeted rider on top, a light bulb, a dog, a monster, a Jaguar car, squares, a huge wine box and a green dragon will also slowly emerge to fill the skyline. The glass bottom basket was the brainchild of pilot Christian Brown, who despite having 18 years experience flying balloons, admitted the flight was a "terrifying experience". It is hoped similar balloons will be more widely available next year.
"We've done tethered trials before, which usually end with passengers shrieking and screaming in fear, but this is the first time we've actually taken to the skies unaided," said Mr Brown, 44. "It was a terrifying experience. Ordinarily, you would look over the edge of the basket to peer at the ground below but there is something very disconcerting about seeing it right beneath your feet. It certainly isn't for the feint-hearted, but this is a totally unique experience and we have added a new dimension to ballooning.

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Album name:World & Travel
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Date added:Aug 16, 2010
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