• Join over 1.2 million students every month
  • Accelerate your learning by 29%
  • Unlimited access from just £6.99 per month

The Hazards of Flight Jackie 10W Have you ever thought of gliding swiftly through the clouds and feel the warmth of the sun?

Extracts from this document...

Introduction

The Hazards of Flight Jackie 10W Have you ever thought of gliding swiftly through the clouds and feel the warmth of the sun? The sensation can never be better-until the situation threatens your life. This week we proudly present the latest interview with the Balloon flying Association, accompanied with their most recent flying experience across the wild and dangerous Africa-enjoy! The journey started off with a gentle flit among the cliffs. The balloon was heading towards the shore. The rocky cliffs did offer the pilots a great deal of worry and harass. With the aid of the trail rope they wished to rise whenever there was a slight slope in order to avoid crushing into the immensely solid cliffs. ...read more.

Middle

They were now drifting towards the lake, and once again, travelling southwards. It was not at all like what it had been-the balloon was two times speedier, and the stock of sand was running out in a much faster rate than expected, with the hazardous expansion of the cloud above the cliff added to their further disadvantages. The sun was blocked out, the would-be extra buoyancy was lost and the balloon immediately slumped. Sand was thrown out by the pilot just in time to stop any further decline of the balloon. They were one hundred feet above the lake by that time. Things didn't seem to be going the right way. All of a sudden, the wind disappeared, the air became chillier-an afternoon storm was therefore expected. ...read more.

Conclusion

The only element to stop the balloon from declining any further, sand, was lacking. The force would have driven the balloon, as well as the pilots, into the harmful lake straightaway, concluded with terrible damages, or even deaths. The balloon finally ascended to reach the base of the cloud. Nothing could be done to stop the further rising at this stage. The static electricity filled the air around the area. Releasing the hydrogen gas would be inordinately risky. There were only two options-they could either be alive, or dead. No other things would have saved them from dieing from cold, or compressed to death within a minute if they went on. Miraculously, a hope of life struck through the dead atmosphere. They encountered the worst conditions in life. They experienced the hope of life. They just merely escaped-from the tragedy. ...read more.

The above preview is unformatted text

This student written piece of work is one of many that can be found in our AS and A Level Coastal Landforms section.

Found what you're looking for?

  • Start learning 29% faster today
  • 150,000+ documents available
  • Just £6.99 a month

Not the one? Search for your essay title...
  • Join over 1.2 million students every month
  • Accelerate your learning by 29%
  • Unlimited access from just £6.99 per month

See related essaysSee related essays

Related AS and A Level Coastal Landforms essays

  1. The Hazards of Flight ...

    The pilots were challenged by a most sudden strike of wind. The connected rope twisted and tossed forcefully due to the rapid swaying of the basket. Nothing could be done to alter the condition-until the wind began to reverse and the balloon was back to its designated track.

  2. "An investigation into the methods of coastal management along Brighton's Coastline and the reasons ...

    sure to be spending money in local shops, restaurants, Theme parks etc. However, the most fascinating part of the questionnaire I yet to come; in answer to the question: 'Is Brighton too exclusive? The people who took part in my questionnaire answered as follows: 4 people said answered timidly - No, while an overwhelming 9 people alleged to say Yes.

  1. Investigate the difference in density of limpets on a sheltered rocky shore and on ...

    with the availability of more nutrients. Both shores are susceptible to the conditions described above but with varying degrees. In the exposed rocky shore, the environment is much harsher. The limpets experience accelerated wind speed and the effects of wave action would be more prominent. This is due to the length of fetch, which is large and the aspect, usually towards the prevailing winds.

  2. Free essay

    To what extent do you agree with the view that coastal systems are too ...

    The obvious reason why coasts retreat is erosion; either sub aerial or coastal. The problems that an unmanaged coastline can bring are quite high. Coastal flooding is often a big driving force in the way coasts are managed. There are many less economically developed countries that cannot afford extensive and

  1. My pilot study and extended investigation is to be conducted at Hunt's Bay, Gower.

    Immersion and emersion times change depending on the relative positions of the moon and the sun i.e. whether it is a spring or a neap tide. This week at Hunt's Bay (21st-25th September 1998) was a week of spring tides.

  2. Differences between protected and unprotected cliffs

    It is composed of several layers, at the top is the topsoil, then fluvio-glacial outwash, then a layer of Red Crag and finally London Clay at the base of the cliff. The top three are permeable and so allow percolation, but the clay is porous, meaning it does not allow

  • Over 160,000 pieces
    of student written work
  • Annotated by
    experienced teachers
  • Ideas and feedback to
    improve your own work