A few months ago we attended the IAAPA 2015 Attractions Expo in Orlando, FL. At the expo, one of the unique vendors we spoke with was Lindstrand Technologies Ltd. They are the world’s leading company in the manufacture of HiFlyer tethered balloons and SkyFlyers for the leisure industry.
If you’ve ever been to Disney Springs at Walt Disney World® Resort, I’m sure you’ve seen the giant hot air balloon in the sky! Well, that is similar to HiFlyer tethered balloon.
Lindstrand Tech was nice enough to give us some of their pins. Take a look below!
- HiFlyer Tethered Balloon Pin:
The HiFlyer ride is suitable for everyone, child and adult alike – the gondola can comfortably accommodate up to 30 passengers. It allows every passenger an unhindered view and is highly accessible for a standard (lightweight) wheelchair with open weave viewing port ensuring the view is not obstructed. The normal ride is 15 minutes and the typical passenger throughput is 100 per hour. Hence, on a good day over 1,000 passengers can be flown. Details here.
2. SkyFlyer Pin:
Learn more about Lindstrand Technologies:
Founded by legendary aeronautical engineer, Per Lindstrand, the Lindstrand factory has been based at the same site in Oswestry for over 30 years. The company produces some of the most advanced lighter-than-air vehicles and inflatable structures globally.
Lindstrand Technologies Ltd. is certified by the pan-European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) and the British Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) as a Design, Production and Maintenance Organisation under Part 21.
So next time you’re at Disney Springs and you see Characters in Flight…Operated by Aerophile, you’ll know the technology behind the magic!
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