Renegade Balloonist Risks 3 Years In Prison
Over a decade ago environmentally-conscious politicians in Brazil began to see balloons as something that could cause forest fires and made “the manufacture, transportation and launching” of balloons a federal crime, punishable by up to three years in prison. Felipe Fernandes Cruz wrote about the rise and fall of Brazilian hot air balloons in this piece called the "An Art of Air and Fire: Brazil’s Renegade Balloonists,". Its worth a read and so you can see what he's writing about I've included a few videos of the Renegade Balloonists first in daylight, second at night and the 3rd video shows the prepartion.
Video: Patricard / maucamposadpadp / COSTA E SILVA Campinas SP