Hear me out, could I use a hot air balloon to fly over Chernobyl? I don't want to get too close of course, but maybe fly a high enough above it. Would something like that be possible? Or would I get into serious trouble if I tried?
I'd probably advise against doing something like that. It seems you can fly over Chernobyl, as the radiation isn't going up into the air, but, I doubt you can fly too low either. And with a hot air balloon, I'm not sure they would even allow one in the area. Would be kind of cool to see from that angle though.
I imagine not. I don't know how high the radiation reaches currently, it could be very low due to the dome that's currently surrounding the area. But still, it may be safe, but it may also be illegal to fly close to the area. In planes sure, but not in a hot air balloon.
I don't see why it would be a good idea. Considering you're lower down in a hot air balloon, you risk possibly being arrested or charged with trespassing. The dome should protect you above, but what happens if your hot air balloon crashed into the area? No thanks!
I imagine it could work, but I don't know why you'd want to go over in a hot air balloon. Yeah you can maybe fly over it, but I doubt you can continue to keep flying over it for long. I don't know what kind of security is around Chernobyl, but I suspect they have some who would stop this pretty fast.
I'm not really sure why you would want to, but to each their own. It's not very practical is it? I think flying over in a helicopter would be a lot more practical, and you can hover over the area to get more of a view. But still, I can't imagine it being fun to see the top of Chernobyl. But, that's just me.