Adventure... What to expect
Ballooning is an outdoor sport and activity.
While it does not require any special physical requirements, you must be able to get into and out of the balloon basket without any assistance.
Morning flights are just after sunrise and afternoon flights are a
few hours before sunset when winds are light and the air is stable.
Plan for your balloon adventure to take about 3 hours or so.
The time spent in the air is
approximately one hour. The flight length is dependent on weather,
direction of flight and available landing sites. Meeting at the time
designated is crucial, as there are other riders and crew you may
inconvenience by being late.
A suitable launch site may be a 15 or 20 minute drive.
AFTER THE FLIGHT (Amenities): In
keeping with ballooning tradition, upon landing we pack up
then offer a bottle of champagne and a thank you to the landowner. Our
guests are treated to a champagne ceremony (sparkling cider is also
available upon request,) refreshments (cheese, fruit, pastries, crackers
and the like,) flight certificates and stories and then are driven back to
their cars with a wonderful memory.
Your friends are welcome to come along to watch or assist in the
launch, chase and recovery and to join in your festivities, but our
transportation space is limited and following along in their own vehicles
may be necessary. Donít forget to bring your camera and four times as
much film as you expect to use.
Both still and video cameras are appropriate, our crew will be
happy to take pictures of you, but we canít be responsible for your
TO DRESS: Comfortably!
Walking shoes and long pants are preferable and whatever is
comfortable temperature-wise on the ground works in the air.
Of course, bring cameras, video recorders, etc., but
please donít bring large items such as satchels and large handbags as
thereís no room on board and they must be left in the chase vehicle.