removed the background sectionEdit

The Union Army Balloon Corps operated and/or built eight hydrogen-gas balloons from 1861 – 1863.

  • Small balloons: Enterprise, Eagle, Constitution, and Washington
  • Large balloons: Union, Excelsior, Intrepid, and United States
This is off topic and excessive for being so; I've put in an external link and a small new note saying one of the balloons was called enterprise to compensate. -- Capricorn (talk) 12:21, April 19, 2015 (UTC)

What about toy balloons?Edit

Would Jake Potts' balloon in TNG: "Brothers" go here? The page seems to be for balloon aircraft only. --LauraCC (talk) 14:57, June 8, 2015 (UTC)

Yes, it could go in this article since this is talking about balloons in general. Hot air balloon refers to the aircraft specifically. --| TrekFan Open a channel 17:07, June 8, 2015 (UTC)

Goddard diagramEdit

What episode was this in? --LauraCC (talk) 21:56, January 7, 2016 (UTC)

It's in the opening credits montage. Compvox (talk) 22:32, January 7, 2016 (UTC)

Well, as none of the characters ever see this image in canon, perhaps it would be better as a background note? --LauraCC (talk) 15:14, January 8, 2016 (UTC)

Since we count anything on screen I think it should stay. It's the only place we see the SS Emmette as well. Compvox (talk) 17:41, January 8, 2016 (UTC)

I guess we can assume that if the diagram appears in the context of their history, it's canon for them as well as history for us. --LauraCC (talk) 17:44, January 8, 2016 (UTC)


I'm wondering if "observation balloon" should be split off as its own article and a link added under "types of balloons". --LauraCC (talk) 16:22, May 10, 2017 (UTC)

Absolutely, support. Several other types of balloons already have articles, and this isn't a descriptor or anything, this is a genuine distinct historical type of balloon. -- Capricorn (talk) 04:32, May 11, 2017 (UTC)

Done. --LauraCC (talk) 16:21, May 27, 2017 (UTC)