Originally Posted by f1100turbo
I guess hot air balloons are dumb?
"Sabre owners united"
Not necessarily "dumb" as while they ultimately at the mercy of the airborne winds,they do have some controls to direct their ascent/decent and direction of flight. In addition they are built to certain standards and a FAA certificate is required to operate them - does that mean hot air balloons never hit power lines or other objects or caught fire - No of course not.
But the fire balloons are beyond anyone's control once launched.