Ed Yost launches on a flight into the history books... For him, just another day at work! Fast forward about 180 years - we find ourselves at a remote airfield in Bruning, Nebraska at the height of the Cold War. Raven Industries of Sioux Falls, SD had been commissioned by the U.S. Office of Naval Research to create a flying machine capable of carrying one man in sustained flight for three hours. On October 22, 1960, chief pilot and inventor Ed Yost made the first flight in a modern hot air balloon - this time the balloon was made of strong ripstop nylon fabric and powered by propane burners. Thus, the rebirth of hot air! Soon afterwards, the first sport balloons were sold to individuals with a taste for adventure. The sport of modern hot air ballooning exploded in popularity, and other manufacturers sprang up to meet the demand for balloons.
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