HOT AIR BALLOON FAQ
high will we fly?
A. Generally only “tree-top” to 1,000 feet or so.
fast and how far will we go?
A. This depends on the wind speed totally.
We are usually up about an hour, so the wind speed determines how
far we will go in that time.
it be cold or windy?
A. NO! Because we do
not fly extremely high, the temperature will be about what it is on the
ground; and because we fly “with the wind,” you will not feel any
wind in your face.
do you steer a balloon?
A. The pilot is well trained to determine the wind directions at
different altitudes and thus find a wind going the direction desired.
the landing be bumpy?
A. Not unless the winds increase in speed while in flight; but the
“bumps” generally are only small ones and easily absorbed by the
balloon basket and bending one’s knees on landing.
do we fly so early in the morning?
A. This is the time of day when we have the most stable
and steerable winds.