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Vintage Models – This replica Hot Air Balloon Model is an authentic reproduction of the lighter-than-air craft that took to the skies in the earliest days of aviation. Since 1783 helium filled hot air balloons inspired people to seek flight into the blue skies.
What is incredible about this Hot Air Balloon Model is the painstaking measures that are used to create this collectible. The process begins with hand cut and hand applied paper gores covering the lightweight spherical core. A hand knotted rope net covers the balloon using wood toggles that connect the basket loop with the balloon net. Even the rattan basket is hand woven just like they did in the earliest days of flight. To complete the genuine look canvas sacks are attached to the basket sides. A rope loop is conveniently placed at the top of the balloon for hanging.
Ordering from Tailwinds is easy. We accept all major credit cards and PayPal orders with confirmed addresses.
Most in-stock items that are ordered with ground service are usually shipped within 2-business days of receipt of your order unless otherwise noted in the product description. We ship via FedEx, UPS and the U.S. Postal Service. You can expect to receive your order within 3-8 business days. The shipping costs for Alaska, Hawaii, APO and FPO addresses and outside the US may be more depending on what is ordered and how we ship. We will contact you via e-mail if shipping costs are higher. Your exact shipping charges will show up during the order process.
Tailwinds has a very fair and easy return and exchange policies. If a return or exchange is requested you can just email or call for a Return Authorization (RA) number. All returned or exchanged merchandise must be in new and unused condition and returned to Tailwinds within 30 days of delivery.
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