Nelson County, VA Special To BRL By Bonnie Holliday
Scott Cohrs, owner and chief pilot of Bonaire Charters, spoke with North Branch middle school students on Monday, 11/11, as part of a unit on physics. After a power point presentation and great questions from the students, the class headed out to the school’s soccer field to see a hot air balloon in action. After a small test balloon filled with helium was released, it was determined that there was too much wind to safely inflate the balloon using propane. However, the pilot stretched the balloon across the field and inflated it on the ground using a fan.
Thanks to Monica Bautista for making and sharing the video above.