Cowbell flies first hot air balloon in Ghana

Promasidor Ghana Ltd, the producers of Cowbell Saturday, ended one week tour of the country with the first ever hot air balloon in the country.

The company says the hot air balloon is to help boost the tourism sector in Ghana.

The hot air balloon is an aircraft consisting of a large bag, called an envelope, which contains heated air. Suspended beneath this is a gondola or wicker basket, which carries both passengers and a source of fuel to burn in order to heat up the air in the envelope.

The heated air inside the envelope causes the balloon to fly since it has a lower density than the colder air outside the envelope.

The first passenger-carrying hot air balloon was built by the brothers Josef and Etienne Montgolfier in France in 1783. Since then, hot air balloons have been used for transportation and recreation all over the world.

Cowbell, since May 12 to May 19 has flown the balloon in iconic sites in the country including University of Ghana, Legon; Shai Hills reserve, Royal Senchi hotel, Elmina Castle, Cape Coast Castle, Mole National Park and Zaina lodge.

Koen Audenaert, the pilot of the hot air balloon has been in the business for 28 years and brings huge experience with balloon projects in Europe, Asia, the Americas and Australia.


















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