2014 Annual Banquet and Fundraiser

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The Lighter-Than-Air Society will hold its 62nd Annual Banquet and Silent Auction on Saturday, November 15, 2014.

The event will take place at the Greek Community Center, Church of the Annunciation, 129 S. Union Street, Akron, Ohio 44301.

We are pleased to announce that his year’s Silent Auction will again feature a Blimp Ride for Two, donated by Goodyear Tire & Rubber.

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Balloon pilots take aim at long-distance flight record

Hot air balloon dips close to the oceanSource: CTV News – ctvnews.ca

By Susan Montoya Bryan

An international team led by two veteran pilots has set its sights on breaking a pair of major ballooning records when it launches its helium-filled balloon from Japan in early 2015.

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Spaceport America may get near-space balloon flights

World View personnel prepare the company’s balloon smSource: Albuquerque Journal – abqjournal.com

By Kevin Robinson-Avila

Paying passengers may soon fly to the edge of space in massive balloons launched from Spaceport America.

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Principles of Aerostatics – A new book

aerostatics sqPrinciples of Aerostatics, a new book by John Taylor,  a lighter-than-air flight test engineer and consultant.

Principles of Aerostatics presents the complete theory of static lift for airships, aerostats and balloons.

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First Images of a Comet from a Stratospheric Balloon

Image aSource: The Applied Physics Laboratory of The Johns Hopkins University – jhuapl.edu

The images are the first ever taken of a comet from a stratospheric scientific balloon mission, and show that Siding Spring was undergoing an outburst event, during which it rapidly decreased in brightness over the course of just 30 minutes.

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Above and beyond: New surveillance system to guard against aerial, maritime threats

The aerostat — a large floating ballooSource: Channel NewsAsia – channelnewsasia.com

Singapore’s Aerostat System – a tethered balloon that uses low-level radar to detect threats as far as 200km away – will be deployed early next year.

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