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Some interesting facts about the OLD McDONALD'S FARM HOT AIR BALLOON.

Owner

 Michael Caccavale

Our Pilots

Alan Jones, Rebecca Jones, James Regan & Michael Caccavale

And

Our Crew Chiefs

Rick Bonyun & Lillian Colella

Manufacturer: Aerostar International©

Sioux Falls South Dakota

Productions Started: January 6, 2004
Completed: May 7, 2004
Inaugural Flight: June 3, 2004

Ludwig's Corner PA

Construction Man Hours Approximately 880 hours

Overall Height:       

61 Feet                                                                 
Width: 55 Feet
Length: 55 Feet
Total Volume: 176,000. cu/ft
Active Volume: 126,000. cu/ft
Weight: Envelope Approximately 900 lbs.
Fabric Used: ???? Yards of Diamond Weave™
Thread Used: ???? Miles
Farmer's Height: 30 Feet
Pitch Fork's Height: 20 Feet
Silo's Height: 61 Feet    
Bull: 20 Feet
Cow: 28 Feet     
Pig: 12 Feet    
Donkey: 28 Feet
Cat: 8 Feet
Chickens: 6 Feet     
Banner Size On Silo: 15' Wide By 12' Tall
Burners: Dual Zone 5 Turbo Output: 19,300,000. BTU/Hr  Each
Fuel System: 18 gallon Stainless Steel Tanks (2) & 15 gallon Stainless Steel Tank (1)
Basket: Classic II
Instruments: Ball M55A Instrument Pack
Passenger Capacity: 3-4 Plus Pilot
Crew Needed For Setup: Crew Of 15 & Crew Chief
Max. Wind Speed For Setup: 7 MPH
Longest Flight: New York City to Auckland New Zealand

22 Hours  8,834 miles,

In the belly of an airplane

 

 

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