PARTS OF THE BALLOON
Please click on each of the headings below to be taken to the relevant section which explains each part of the balloon:
The Basket or Gondola, as it is sometimes referred to, is where the pilot and passengers are held.
The burner is what propels the hot air up into the envelope, it is like the engine of the balloon.
The actual balloon part of a hot air balloon is referred to as 'The Envelope'.