Posted by: Debbie Young | October 14, 2015

Book Proves Lead Balloons Can Fly

Engineering Design Manual for Lead Balloons

The lead balloon has long been the butt of ridicule for any project or enterprise doomed to failure, but ballons manufactured from lead are perfectly feasible.  As indeed are lead submarines!

Written by a professor of engineering who is also a qualified pilot, this new book takes a light-hearted look at how a lead balloon might be constructed to meet current Civil Aviation Authority regulations, whether a helium-filled or hot air balloon.

The Engineering Design Manual for Lead Balloons: A Whimsical Look at a Hackneyed Concept’ by Professor William Fairney has just been published by Diesel Publishing  and is now available  from our online bookstore.


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