Aer Blarney Balloons offers custom educational programs for elementary and secondary schools.  Children of ages love to see hot air balloons, and many have never seen hot air balloon up close.

Education and history of the oldest form of aviation in the world.

Physics of how different types of balloons function. Hot air and gas balloons, discussing the different, gas, helium, hydrogen and how balloons operate.  Flight characteristics- aerodynamics, thermodynamics, in an interactive and enjoyable way.

Hands-on helping to inflate a hot air balloon

Educational Slide Presentation

The program consists of a custom presentation illustrated with slides. The pilot demonstrates with the students how balloons work and what can be achieved by the use of different types of balloons. (Topics that can be presented include the history of ballooning, local Connecticut and New England aeronautics, the effect of weather, mechanics of modern ballooning both hot air and gas, and learning to fly balloons.  The presentation of the program is customizable to any subject students are currently studying to complement your current curriculum or something to challenge their creativity and imagination. 

We then use an actual hot air balloon for the demonstration where students and teachers help hands-on to prepare and set up the balloon. 

The live demonstration may be presented outdoors weather permitting — if not we can cold inflate the balloon only inside the gymnasium.

Basic pricing is $1,500 for a half day program, or $2,000 for a full day program.  Please call or e-mail to discuss the endless educational programs available that are sure to captivate and educate in colorful and create environment.