- n. Plural form of balloonist.
“Richard Abruzzo and Carol Rymer Davis were participating in the 54th Gordon Bennett Gas Balloon Race, an annual race in which teams of balloonists try to see who can fly the farthest from a set point on a maximum of about 1,000 cubic meters (35,300 cubic feet) of gas.”
“ROME mdash; U.S. and Croatian search and rescue teams joined an expanded Italian coast guard search Thursday for two American balloonists who disappeared in rough ...”
“Garth Sonnenberg of Albuquerque, a friend of Abruzzo's, said Wednesday that he had heard that the balloonists had problems with their radio throughout the flight.”
“LONDON mdash; Coast guards are hunting for a pair of missing American balloonists last detected piloting their craft over the Adriatic Sea in rough weather, ...”
“LONDON — Coast guards are hunting for a pair of missing American balloonists last detected piloting their craft over the Adriatic Sea in rough weather, officials said Wednesday.”
“Richard Abruzzo's sister-in-law, Sandra Abruzzo, of Albuquerque, New Mexico, said she had been told the balloonists had suffered "an issue with the electrical" components in the balloon, and speculated that the loss of contact could possibly be related to that.”
“ROME — U.S. and Croatian search and rescue teams joined an expanded Italian coast guard search Thursday for two American balloonists who disappeared in rough weather over the Adriatic.”
“Although some European armies had flirted earlier with ballooons, the use of Civil War aerial observers did have one historical effect, Crouch notes: One of Lowe's discharged balloonists gave a balloon ride to a wartime observer from Germany that year, Count Ferdinand von Zeppelin.”
“Zombies, balloonists, a lost boy, a desperate mother, a mad scientist and more in a toxic, steampunk version of Seattle.”
“Instead he has published the kind of books Rushdie and others were expecting to appear when Vineland did: Mason & Dixon (1997), a vast, semi-parodic historical novel about the surveyors of 18th-century America, and Against the Day (2006), an even vaster fiction about early 20th-century balloonists, anarchists and other characters so numerous and eclectic as to be almost beyond summary.”
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