Interview: Don Day Jr on Hot Air Balloons

For all you steampunk and aeronautics fans, fellow Scribber Hanna Day has a fascinating post about hot air balloons. I’ll soon be posting an interview with Hanna about her own experiences with one. Meantime, enjoy Hanna’s article!

Hanna Day

donDayOffice Meteorologist Don Day Jr (right) with the Red Bull Stratos Mission Control team during the 2012 project.

Hot Air Ballooning in Fiction!

Many writers of speculative fiction, while exploring their fantastical and scientific worlds, like to utilize different modes of transportation in their work. Yet even with magical worlds a few hard facts can bring the reader out of the story.

Meteorologist and hot air balloon pilot Don Day is here to talk about weather balloons, space jumps and hot air ballooning in fiction. Specifically, what writers, both realistic fiction and speculative, need to know.

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