What To Expect
Your Hot Air Balloon adventure begins when you meet your pilot and Flight Crew. The morning flights meet approximately 30 minutes before sunrise and evening flights approximately 2 hours and a half before sunset. At the launch site, your flight crew will brief you on your upcoming balloon adventure. Then, you will watch with awe as a hundred feet of wispy nylon majestically rise with a dragon-like roar from the propane burners. Your balloon will begin to take shape before your eyes, ultimately standing more than 10 stories tall! Once fully inflated and ready for take off, you climb into the gondola and begin the adventure of a lifetime.
During your flight you will get a spectacular bird's eye view of the area and will drift silently over the city and countryside where you will watch for wildlife and talk with envious onlookers down below. After drifting serenely for approximately an hour we prepare for landing. Once on the ground, we share in the oldest of ballooning traditions, a champagne toast and revel in the peace, tranquility and beauty that you never before knew existed.
We fly at approximately 1000 feet above built up areas, but will come down to touch the tree tops or skim across the corn fields if we are out in the countryside. The flights are approximately 1 hour in length, however we do require you for up to 4 hours in total for the entire adventure!
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Children must be a minimum of 10 years of age and accompanied by an adult at all time. Due to insurance restrictions we cannot accept women who or may be pregnant, or those with heart, back or knee problems.
If you are concerned with health or safety issues, please consult with your physician or call our office to discuss the individual situation. Flights may be cancelled if weather conditions are unfavorable. For ballooning we require light winds, good visibility and no precipitation.
Long pants and sleeves are recommended to protect you against the dreaded mosquitoes. Hiking boots or rubber boots will make your morning flight more comfortable. Remember that it warms up as the sun rises during the morning flights and cools off during the evening flights. We recommend that you layer your clothing, thus allowing you to add or remove sweaters or jackets to ensure your comfort. No heels or sandals please. As you will be climbing into and out of the basket, we suggest you wear comfortable, casual clothing. If you are sensitive to the heat, please bring a hat.
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