“Suddenly the wind ceased.
The air seemed motionless around us. We were off.”
Views of Summerhill Stud and Hartford House whilst Hot Air Ballooning above the
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“Suddenly the wind ceased. The air seemed motionless around us.
We were off, going at the speed of the air-current in which we now lived and moved.
Indeed, for us there was no more wind; and this is the first great fact of spherical ballooning.
Infinitely gentle is this unfelt motion forward and upward.
The illusion is complete: it seems not to be the balloon that moves,
but the earth that sinks down and away…”
- Alberto Santos-Dumont, My Air-Ships, 1904.