Q. WHERE DO WE
Each balloon company will have their own
meeting place or area. Sometimes it will be a local hotel
or restaurant or even a fixed location where they will meet
every day. Once you have made your flight booking your
local company will get in touch with you to inform you of their
Q. WHEN DO YOU FLY?
be conducted at either sunrise or just before sunset. Some
companies in the southern states operate only in the morning at
sunrise and some companies out in the western states will only
operate flight in the morning in the summer months so they may
stay away from the intense afternoon heat. The hotter it
is outside the hotter you must heat the balloon therefore the
hotter you will be in the balloon and the summer can be
Q. HOW OFTEN DO YOU HAVE TO CANCEL A FLIGHT?
operators are very cautious about the weather they will fly
in. Some people pick one day and get to fly and others
have picked many days before the weather was right. The
flight conditions balloon pilots will fly in will also depend on
the weather patterns in their geographic area and your pilots
personal flight experience with that area. The decision to
fly is solely the pilot in commands and will not be
Q. HOW MANY PEOPLE CAN GO IN A BALLOON?
come in many different sizes. Some carry two people and
some carry up to 16. The size of the balloons really
depend on the demand for balloon flights in a particular
area. If you wish to have a private ride look for listings
that say "Private Flights" These may cost a
little more but you will be guaranteed a personal flight.
Over the years we have found that the old saying "The more
the merrier" Really does apply.
WHAT WILL WE FLY OVER?
is one of the reasons we have made this site. There are
sooo many fantastic places to fly in a balloon here in the
United States. Your pilot will undoubtedly know what
sights are in your flight area and will point them out to you as
Q. WHAT TIME DO WE MEET & WHEN WILL WE BE DONE?
Meeting times vary because of
the changing sunrise and sunset times. Your local balloon
pilot will inform you of the meeting times for the flight date
you have chosen. The entire program will last from three
to four hours.
Q. CAN WE BRING
CAMERAS AND VIDEO GEAR?
YES.... ALSO BRING TWICE THE FILM YOU THINK YOU WILL
Q. WILL WE BE COLD UP THERE?
NO... THERE IS A REASON WE CALL THEM HOT AIR BALLOONS.. YOU WILL BE 6 TO 8 DEGREES WARMER IN THE BALLOON. We also recommend you wear comfortable shoes, we will be
walking around in cow pastures and hay fields.
Q. DO I NEED RESERVATIONS?
Reservations are required by most balloon operations. WE RECOMMEND YOU SCHEDULE YOUR FLIGHT ABOUT A WEEK IN ADVANCE. however, if you need a flight the next
day do not hesitate to call your local operator. Many times they can get you in on short
Q. HOW DO I MAKE A RESERVATION?
Just find a PRO (professional
Ride Operator) in the area
you want to fly, click on the link and fill out the booking
Q. IS IT SAFE?
Thousands of flights with tens of thousands of passengers are
flown each year. Each year there are a few accidents and injuries
but the overall odds are higher that you will get food poisoning
at your favorite restaurant than getting hurt in a balloon.
Q. WHAT IF THE WEATHER IS BAD?
will be given a check in telephone number to call prior to their
flight. One of the pilots will be on duty to inform you as
to what the flight forecast looks like on your flight
date. Normally the check in time is in the evening the
night before a morning flight and in the early afternoon for an
Q. How much does it Cost?
from company to company. These variances are caused by the
number of flight days each company may have in a general area of
the country. The cost may also vary depending on the size
of balloons that are being used. The more private the balloon
the more likely you will pay a premium price.
Q. Will I like it?
Have a look at what previous passengers have
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