A birthday, a party, a retirement party or just to give pleasure, offer a gift for a hot-air balloon flight
There are 3 different steps :
To reserve a flight is simple :
The order becomes valid as soon as the required deposit is received.
Is it cold up there ?
The hot-air balloon moves as fast as the wind does so there is no 'wind-chill' factor, and the burner creates heating on top of your head; so you just need to dress normally according to the season, in casual clothes and comfortable shoes.
How do you pilot a hot-air balloon ?
The wind dictates the direction, so the pilot just controls the ascent and descent but by understanding the wind direction and altitude, the pilot can calculate the impact on the balloon trajectory.
How do we go back to the take off place ?
The wind rarely takes us back to where we started! But don't worry as the return to your meeting point will be made with the use of our 4-wheel drive vehicles that follow the balloons and keep in permanent contact with the pilot.
What about planes flying near the balloon ?
All our balloons are equipped with a transponder that gives our position by radar to any planes flying nearby. Moreover, we always keep in touch with the local control tower, so it's easy to be identified and seen by the others, and very easy to change our altitude if needed.
Do we feel dizzy ?
To feel vertigo you need to be on the floor as it's defined as the feeling of moving when you are not. But should you feel any fear just mention it to your pilot who will adapt his flight so as to ensure you have total pleasure.
Can we fly anywhere ?
Flights are controlled in some areas, for example, next to an airport where we identify ourselves by radio and request for permission to go through their airspace.
Where are we going to land ?
Given we cannot dictate the direction of the wind, it's not possible to set a specific landing point, therefore we find a suitable landing point such as a small road or an uncultivated field, taking care not to disturb anybody.
Can anybody fly ?
The hot-air balloon is permitted to carry children of 8 years and above and adults of any age. For very high flights a health certificate may be requested. If you have any concerns, simply advise the pilot before taking off or during the flight.
Pregnant women cannot fly.
If you have more questions please write to us and we will be happy to respond with concise details.
Before flying, check out the weather forecast.
Hot-air balloons can fly with a wind speed of up to 20 km/ hour, but they cannot fly in rain, snow or fog.
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