A line, usually 1/4- to 1/2-inch
rope, attached to a balloon envelope or basket,
used by the pilot or ground crew to assist in the
ground handling, inflation, landing, and deflation
of a balloon.
Propane-fueled device to heat air inside
the envelope of a balloon, often referred to as a
A light, inert gaseous chemical element
mainly found as a natural gas in the southwestern
United States. Used to inflate gas balloons and
The lightest of all gaseous elements.
Commonly used in Europe for inflating gas
balloons. Flammable by itself and explosive when
mixed with oxygen. As opposed to helium,
hydrogen is easily manufactured.
A method of testing
propane cylinders wherein the cylinder is filled
with water and pressurized.