• Members 19 posts
    Sept. 14, 2020, 5:27 p.m.

    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?

  • Members 27 posts
    Sept. 14, 2020, 5:53 p.m.

    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.

  • Members 28 posts
    Sept. 18, 2020, 4:06 p.m.

    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.

  • Members 27 posts
    Sept. 19, 2020, 8:13 p.m.

    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!

  • Members 32 posts
    Sept. 23, 2020, 7:27 p.m.

    lol probably not. It's probably illegal, very dangerous for multiple reasons and then some. Sure, you could probably do it, but you'd likely face possible jail time for trying to get in or over that way.

  • Members 27 posts
    Sept. 23, 2020, 7:54 p.m.

    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.

  • Members 24 posts
    Sept. 24, 2020, 11:05 p.m.

    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.

  • Members 21 posts
    Sept. 24, 2020, 11:16 p.m.

    This is a lot more practical. Going over in a helicopter would be much easier, and you can hover longer. Do you think they do helicopter tours of Chernobyl?