KODIAK, Alaska - Interview with Lt. j.g. Kristin Payne, public affairs officer aboard Coast Guard Cutter Jarvis. The Jarvis departed Kodiak Feb. 1, 2008 to join the search for a missing Japanese balloonist.
Official U.S. Coast Guard video by PA1 Kurt Fredrickson
KODIAK, Alaska - A HC-130 Hercules airplane from Air Station Kodiak launches to search for a missing Japanese balloonist in the North Pacific Ocean Feb. 1, 2008.
Official U.S. Coast Guard video by PA1 Kurt Fredrickson
Vancouver Children Festival Eco-Friendly Balloonists
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KODIAK, Alaska - The Coast Guard Cutter Jarvis departs Kodiak Feb. 1, 2008 headed for the North Pacific Ocean where it will join the search for a missing Japanese balloonist.
Official U.S. Coast Guard video by PA1 Kurt Fredrickson.
The Ostrich Testimonies - Jonathan VanBallenberghe - Director. The Ostrich Testimonies chronicles Cogburn's heartbreaking court battle against the hot air balloonists.
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In the winter of 2001, a team of high altitude balloonists embarked on a rare and dangerous expedition over the world's largest in-land sea the Hudson Bay. Polar Safari is an adventure across virtually uncharted territory, rarely seen at this time of year and never traversed before by balloon.
Michigan hot air balloonist Scott Lorenz owns and operates Westwind Balloon Company over the rivers, streams and forests of Oakland County, Michigan. Since 1981 Lorenz has been flying passengers over Kensington Metro Park, Milford, Brighton, South Lyon and Island State Park. It’s a birds-eye view you can only experience in a hot air balloon. Visit: www.WestwindCos.Com/balloon or call 734-667-2098. Hot air balloon rides in Michigan are available from May thru October. Balloon flights make memorable gifts and are bucket list items for many. It’s a good group gift or gift for the boss, Mothers Day, Fathers Day and Christmas. Gift certificates available.
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http://www.WestwindCos.Com/balloon ~ Do something memorable this year, take a hot air balloon ride over Michigan. Get a birds eye view over the rivers, streams and forests of Oakland County, Michigan. Float over the countryside with hot air balloonist Scott Lorenz who owns and operates Westwind Balloon Company. Since 1981 Lorenz has been flying passengers over Kensington Metro Park, Milford, Brighton, South Lyon and Island Lake State Park. Its a birds-eye view you can only experience in a hot air balloon. Hot air balloon rides in Michigan are available from May thru October. Balloon flights make memorable gifts and are bucket list items for many. Its a good group gift or gift for the boss, Mothers Day, Fathers Day and Christmas. Gift certificates available. Visit: http://www.WestwindCos.Com/balloon
or call 734-667-2098.
Company: Westwind Balloon Company
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The Benihana restaurant chain founder Rocky Aoki discusses his days as a super-boat racer, balloonist and Olympic wrestler, as well as his daughter-model Devon.
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Produced for Electronic Artists: Theory In Motion
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The first aviation force in the world was the Aviation Militaire of the French Army formed in 1910, which eventually became L'Armée de l'Air. (Balloonist army detachments of previous centuries, notably the French and American ones, do not really count.) During World War I France, Germany, Italy and the British Empire all possessed significant aviation forces of bombers and fighters, the latter produced numerous flying aces.
The first independent air force in the world, however, is The Finnish Air Force,[dubious -- discuss] founded on 6 March 1918.  The Royal Air Force (United Kingdom) came into existence on April 1, 1918.
After the war, Germany had been banned by the Versailles Treaty from having an air force, but the Luftwaffe was brought into existence in 1935. Italy's Regia Aeronautica became an independent force back in 1923, while France's L'Armée de l'Air gained independence only in the mid-1930s. The Soviet Air Force had been more or less autonomous since 1924, while the United States Army Air Corps gained semi-independent status only with the creation of the United States Army Air Force in 1941, a few months before Pearl Harbor was attacked by Japanese aircraft.
The air force's role of strategic bombing against enemy infrastructures was developed during the 1930s by the Japanese in China and by the Germans during the Spanish Civil War. This role for the bomber was perfected during World War II, when "Thousand Bomber Raids" were not uncommon. The need to intercept these bombers, both on day and at night, accelerated fighter aircraft developments. The war ended when United States Army Air Force Boeing B-29 Superfortress bombers dropped two atomic bombs at Hiroshima and Nagasaki in Japan in August 1945.
The United States Air Force finally became an independent service in 1947. As the Cold War began, both the USAF and the Soviet Air Force built up their nuclear-capable strategic bomber forces. Several technological advances were widely introduced during this time: the jet engine; the missile; the helicopter; and inflight refueling.
Communist China has also developed a large air force (which, contrary to popular belief, is in fact quite independent from the ground force), initially with aid from the Soviet Union, and later on its own. Both the US and the USSR supplied large numbers of aircraft, technical advice and training to their allied nations.
During the 1960s, Canada took the unusual step of merging the Royal Canadian Air Force with the army and the navy to form the unified Canadian Forces, with a green uniform for everyone. This proved very unpopular, and recently the air force (and the navy) have re-adopted their distinct identities (although structurally they remained a unified force). Perhaps the latest air force to become "independent" is the Irish Air Corps, which changed its uniform from army green to blue in the 1990s.
The clip The wizard's story from The Wizard of Oz (1939) with Judy Garland
-What about Dorothy? -Yes, how about Dorothy?
-Dorothy next! -Yes, Dorothy.
I don't think there's anything in that black bag for me.
You force me into a cataclysmic decision.
The only way to get Dorothy back to Kansas is for me to take her there myself!
Will you? Could you?
Are you a clever enough wizard to manage it?
Child, you cut me to the quick! I'm an old Kansas man myself born and bred in the heart of the western wilderness premier balloonist par excellence for the Miracle Wonderland Carnival Company. Until one day while performing spectacular feats of stratospheric skill never before attempted by civilized man, an unfortunate phenomenon occurred.
The balloon failed to return to the fair.
Weren't you frightened?
Frightened? You are talking to a man who has laughed in the face of death sneered at doom and chuckled at catastrophe.
I was petrified.
Then suddenly the wind changed and the balloon floated down into the heart of this noble city where I was instantly acclaimed Oz the First Wizard Deluxe!
Times being what they were, I accepted the job retaining my balloon against the advent of a quick getaway.
And in that balloon, my dear Dorothy, you and I will return to the land of "e pluribus unum"!