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Monday, February 13, 2017

Upside down hot air balloon

A British designed hot air balloon that flies upside down was the star attraction in Germany.

Bristol-based Cameron Balloons designed the upturned balloon for pneumatics and automation company Festo which flew it near Berlin.

Cameron Balloons spokeswoman Hannah Cameron said: "We made two balloons that looked the same, but one was upside down and the other the right way up.

"They do cause people to do a double take when they spot them drifting along together. The firm wanted something different and this really does make people look.

"It was a tall order, though, in a lot of ways, for example the basket at the top is fake, and there is a real basket underneath, which is hidden by a special skirt that can be lifted as the pilot comes in to land."

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