Basket, Balloon, Wicker


Display Status:

This object is on display in the Boeing Aviation Hangar at the Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center in Chantilly, VA.

Basket, Balloon, Wicker

Collection Item Summary:

Collection Item Long Description:

A Modern Hot Air Balloon Basket

This basket, constructed of wicker, aluminum and leather, is a product of Mike Adams Balloon Loft of Peachtree, Georgia. Production of Adams hot air balloons began in the early 1970s and continued until Adam's death in 1985. The company had a sterling reputation for technical advances in envelope design, and baskets that combined beauty and functionality. More than two hundred years after the invention of the balloon, the finest baskets are still hand-crafted of wicker and leather.

Gift of Mike Adams Balloon Loft

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Physical Description

Wicker basket, black leather upright, covers, 4 silver lpg tanks altimeter, compass, speed indicators.

Country of Origin

United States of America




10 FEET High; 4 FEET Long; 4 FEET Wide

Data Source

National Air and Space Museum

Restrictions & Rights

Do not reproduce without permission from the Smithsonian Institution, National Air and Space Museum



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