In April 1999, I posted a "Cloudhopper Wanted" message to the
balloon classifieds page. A few weeks later, a balloonist in
South Carolina sold me an old Colt Cloudhopper. This was apparently
the balloon that
had flown to set multiple
world records in the early 1980's.
||A little higher
||Pictures from Post Mills, Vermont
Even though the Cloudhopper's volume of
14,000 cu ft (400 m3) is very small, it flies
beautifully. Construction of a larger 31,000 cu ft
(900 m3) envelope is in the planning stages.
for more information on Cloudhopper one man balloons.
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