OCT. 6-14 2018

Gas Ballooning Information on the Web

We encourage everyone to learn more about the sport and history of gas ballooning. Fortunately, there are several resources to turn to on the World Wide Web. Please let our webmaster know if you are featuring the Coupe Aèronautique Gordon Bennett , related information or other gas ballooning editorial coverage on your web. Most likely, we can offer you a reciprocal link. Fèdèration Aèronautique International Ballooning Commission - The world's oldest aviation organization. While you are browsing the FAI site, be sure to check out the CIA List of Notable Performances and Achievements.Of special note are these articles: Coupe Gordon Bennett - Impressions of the Granddaddy of All Times (by Bill Whidden, 1996); and the Gordon Bennett Gas Balloon Race (by Joyce and Mike Bundgaard, 1997)PBS/NOVA Online Adventure Series - In 1996 as an effort to help teachers in the classroom, NOVA and PBS began publishing an entire web section dedicated to ballooning education. Phil Petersen on: James Gordon Bennett - From the PBS American Experience series, this interview with Phil Petersen, Wireless Pioneer, tells how James Gordon Bennett, Jr.was the person responsible for bringing Marconi, Inventor of the Morse Code, to the United States. Bennett, James Gordon - Entry from the Information Please Encyclopedia, this page mentions that he, with John W. Mackay, organized the Commercial Cable Company in 1883 and established the James Gordon Bennett cup as a trophy to celebrate victories in yacht, balloon and airplane races.GasBallooning.org - Produced by Harris Goodwin, long-time friend of Balloon Fiesta gas balloon race officials, this web site is dedicated to documenting the history and sport of gas ballooning. The links appearing on this list are provided as a convenience and service to the Balloon Fiesta® Web community. We cannot verify the accuracy of these addresses or their accessibility from your computer at any time. Thanks in advance for notifying our webmaster of any outdated link or new resource for this page.

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