Propane Tanks-These provide the fuel for the burners to heat the envelope.
Gondola-This is the basket that balloonists and passengers ride in.
Instrument Panel-This shows the balloonist important things he should know to fly the balloon such as the altitude of the balloon, the rate of a climb, and the envelope air temperature.
Burners-These make heat from the fuel in the propane tanks to heat the envelope.
Envelope-This is the large, air filled part of the balloon that is usually decorated. The air inside the envelope needs to be heated to make the balloon float.
Skirt-This hangs down under the envelope to protect the burners from strong winds.
Side Vent Line and Side Vent-These help the balloonist make small changes in altitude.
Deflation Port And Deflation Port Rip Line- These also help the balloonist make slight changes in altitude.
Rip Top Deflation Port-This is also controled by the deflation port rip line and is used to let all the air out of the balloon so it can land.The air escapes the envelope within minutes.