This object is on display in the Boeing Aviation Hangar room at Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center in Chantilly, VA.
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
National Air and Space Museum
Do not reproduce without permission from the Smithsonian Institution, National Air and Space Museum
BASKET - WICKER
10 FEET High; 4 FEET Long; 4 FEET Wide
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Country of Origin
United States of America
Wicker basket, black leather upright, covers, 4 silver lpg tanks altimeter, compass, speed indicators.
CRAFT-Balloons & Parts