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Avianca vs “pyrotechnic balloon” in BOG

Old 1st Jan 2021, 13:02
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Avianca vs “pyrotechnic balloon” in BOG

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this could have ended badly.
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Old 1st Jan 2021, 14:06
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Well that’s certainly one way to bring in the New Year ... I initially thought it was a giant pińata ...
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Old 1st Jan 2021, 14:25
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Real proof that UFOs are just weather balloons....
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Old 2nd Jan 2021, 13:07
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Similar to the candle powered rising lanterns let off around sunset from Asian beaches, particularly Thailand.
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Old 4th Jan 2021, 11:27
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( To krismiller): Visiting Krabi / Ao Nang a few years ago, there were notices on the beach that unauthorised release of these lanterns would result in a 3000 Baht ( about Ł 75 or 80 euro ) fine; can't comment on other Thai resorts nor how vigourously the law is enforced, but seems a reasonable law to me. First saw one of these on Christmas night some years back (in native Scotland) and it soared to a considerable height before I lost sight of it - yes, a potential threat to aircraft.
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Old 4th Jan 2021, 11:53
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It was considerably bigger than a lantern!

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Old 4th Jan 2021, 13:21
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yes it is ; here is one : ( not he one of this case but a similar one in Myanmar )
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This needs some sort of overlay to appreciate the scale relative to a B777 inlet or nose
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