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Question #16326 posted on 07/06/2005 3:01 a.m.

Dear 100 Hour Board,

Can you fly hot-air balloons in the afternoon? Are they harder to get up in the air then? I only see them flying in the morning.

- Zoom Zoom

A: Dear Zoom Zoom,

You can, but it's harder to get them up in the air because the temperature difference between the balloon and the outside air isn't as great. You'll notice that the balloonists at the Freedom Festival all try to get into the air before sunrise, as the temperature rises considerably after that time.

Probably you just see them in the morning because the balloonist has taken off before sunrise, and they just don't want to be in the air all day.

- Katya