What equipment is required for ballooning?

Balloons include several parts: the envelope (the fabric portion of the balloon), the basket, burners and fuel systems. The material for Aerostar balloon envelopes is made of an exclusive Aerostar Diamond Weave ripstop nylon with tough, durable coatings for heat and air retention. The basket is made of wicker, which is strong yet flexible, and is aesthetically pleasing. Burners can come in either single, double or triple configurations, and each puts out the equivalent of over 5,000 horsepower. Fuel systems consist of stainless-steel propane tank(s) and fuel hoses. Other necessary equipment includes an inflator fan, two-way radios and some means of transporting the balloon from location to location when it is not flying.