This is probably one of the more niche activities out there I know...
Many younger pilots are looking to track flights for the sake of record keeping or analysis. There are some options for general aviation but it is less suited to balloons as they do not typically carry built in equipment/gps as with aeroplanes.
A big part of ballooning is flying with others and there is a social element to find out 'where they ended up'. The infrastructure of devices like Garmin head units (in my case as a cyclist) and Strava's social features would in my opinion make for a good platform for our sport.
Technically, the activity type would have to have the following features:
Thanks for reading!
Strava is supposed to be about human powered athletic activities.
Thank you for your suggestion to add Hot Air Ballooning as a Sport Type. Your idea has been shared with the product team. Right now, we aren't exploring the possibility to add non-human powered air sports on Strava. In the meantime, we invite you to explore the available sports types on our platform (more than 50 and counting). Thank you for being part of our community and we look forward to seeing you on Strava!
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