How to Overcome Your Fear of Balloon Rides

How to Overcome Your Fear of Balloon Rides

Uneasy about balloons rides because your fear of heights? You’re not alone. Luckily, there are several solutions. Here are the best ways to overcome your fear.

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Have you ever wanted to go on a hot air balloon ride but the thought of being thousands of feet in the sky fills you with dread?

Does your stomach clench when you’re walking across a bridge? Do you have to avert your eyes when you’re on a roller coaster ride?

The reality is, you’re not alone. Many people have a fear of heights. And by many, we mean 3% to 5% of the American population.

While this is a normal fear, it doesn’t mean you have to miss out on some great experiences— such as balloon rides.

In fact, it’s recommended that you confront your phobia head on. In this article, we’ll give you some tips and tricks on how you can overcome your fear of balloon rides.

And how you can get one step further to squelching your fear of heights.

Understanding Acrophobia or Fear of Heights

Acrophobia is the scientific term for fear of heights. So, a person who suffers from acrophobia is afraid of being several feet above the ground.

Like many phobias, your fear of heights could have come about a terrifying experience that involved heights.

You could be anxiety prone or coincidentally had a panic attack. And you just happened to be walking across a bridge.

Maybe one of your parents has a fear of heights and you picked up on their fear when you’d be in an elevator or on a roller coaster.

Or perhaps your fear is innate.

Whatever the cause, it’s understandable that you have this fear. In fact, science reveals why taking balloon rides could be hard on the nerves…

What Science Says

Every person has a fight-or-flight response. If we didn’t have it, humans probably wouldn’t be here right now. It’s what keeps us from getting bit from rattle snakes and attacked by bears.

But what if we can’t run away or fight it? You see, that’s what happens when you’re in the air. Your feet have nowhere to carry you. Which can make us feel out of control.

Also, your eyes search for reference points roughly thirty feet in front to orient your body. When you’re on a balloon ride or skydiving, the reference points are constantly moving.

Especially when skydiving or hang gliding, there isn’t a reference point to orient your body.

Lastly, along these lines, our senses bring in valuable information for our brain and body to assess if this is a secure environment.

These senses include inner ear, eyes, touch, smell, and hearing.

According to this Psychology Today article, if any of these senses decreases, it lessens the ability to reference our body against other objects.

We can then become nervous because we are (subconsciously) aware that this is happening.

It then makes sense why people feel nervous when they’re taking balloon rides or on an airplane.

But what can you do to make you less afraid of heights and enjoy a balloon ride? Read on to find out!

Conquer Balloon Rides with These Tips

Below are practical tips you can use so your balloon ride experience is enjoyable.

Schedule Your Ride Months Out

Schedule your balloon ride a couple months in advance. This will give you time to deal with your fear of heights on a smaller level.

What we mean is that take things slowly. Think of something that makes you feel slightly afraid of heights, but that is manageable

Maybe this is going on an elevator? Or walking up several flights of stairs? Everyone is different.

Rate Your Fear

To find out which situations make you more afraid than others, make a list. For instance, you could list:

  • Walking on a bridge
  • Driving over a bridge
  • Taking a plane ride
  • Skydiving
  • Hang Gliding
  • Riding in a hot air balloon
  • Walking up stairs

Then, rate that situation from one to ten, with one being the least afraid to ten being the most.

If you’re still unsure about the score for each scenario, list or think of some situations where you don’t feel afraid of heights at all.

This could be taking a jog or playing with your dog. These situations would be rated a one. And can help you create a baseline to go off of. (Again, yours may be different.)

Work Your Way Through the List

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After rating your list, start at the bottom and work your way to the top. Let’s say walking up several flights of stairs is a six for you.

It’s the lowest rating on your list. Start exposing yourself to this situation and walking up flights of stairs.

Of course, you don’t have to walk up ten flights of stairs in one day. Do this little by little.

Start by walking up one flight of stairs. Check in with yourself. How are you feeling? Do you sense your stomach clenching and your heart rate increasing?

Ride it through. And go up another flight. Then go back down. The next day, go up three flights of stairs. And more and more.

Once you feel comfortable walking up stairs, do a situation on your list with a higher score. Maybe that’s being in an elevator or walking across a bridge.

The truth is, you want to slowly expose yourself to your fear of heights. That way, when you go on the balloon ride, you have confidence in managing your fear.

Confide in Someone About Your Fear

You don’t have to go about this alone. In fact, we don’t recommend it. Talk to a safe person about your fear of heights. Have them go along with you when you walk up those stairs.

They can serve as a source of encouragement and motivation.

During Your Balloon Ride

Let’s say you slowly exposed yourself to your fear of heights. You’ve gained more confidence. But your heart’s still racing during the take-off.

It’s ok. Breathe through it. Squeeze your friend’s or partner’s hand. Focus on something that’s stationary inside the basket for a few minutes.

And then dare yourself to look out at the spectacular view. Feel the wind and the sun on your face. Smell the breeze. Use your senses to not be nervously looking for control.

But to let go, surrender, and enjoy the experience.

We hope this helps you to enjoy balloon rides.

Let us know by leaving a comment!

7 Reasons to Book an Air Balloon Ride This Summer

7 Reasons to Book an Air Balloon Ride This Summer

Do you want to do something exciting this summer? You should go on an air balloon ride. Click here for 7 reasons to book an air balloon ride this summer.

Heat waves have been sweeping the country all summer, especially in the southwest where temperatures are regularly exceeding 100°F.

To beat the heat, people are clamoring for the beach, swimming pools, and anyplace that has air conditioning. If you’re one of those people who feel like these places are now too crowded, take to the empty skies for a relaxing hot air balloon ride.

Getting into a hot air balloon might seem like the wrong choice in the summer but, in reality, summer’s one of the best times to go. The temperature change isn’t as shocking and the days are longer.

Beyond getting away from the crowds, there are so many reasons to book an air balloon ride this summer.

See Things From a New Perspective

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Perhaps you think it won’t be interesting to take a hot air balloon ride to see your own city. You see it every day.

However, once you travel high enough, you’ll be struck by the new angles at which you can see your city’s buildings, parks, homes, and roads. You’ll notice things about your city that you could never have noticed from the ground.

Don’t just appreciate the view once you get up there.

One of the most incredible feelings in the world is watching the ground, and all the people on it shrink away from you as you ascend into the sky.

Seeing the world from 1,500 feet gives you a new perspective about how small we are on this planet and our place in it.

Make the Occasion Romantic

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A hot air balloon ride is the perfect way to make the outing with that special someone romantic. Watching the sunrise or sunset while snuggled up with your loved one makes saying “I love you” that much more romantic.

Booking a ride on a hot air balloon is the perfect way to keep the romance going on a date or anniversary.

If you’re ready to pop the question to your partner, proposing on a hot air balloon will take their breath away! Proposing on a hot air balloon ride has become increasingly popular as couples are looking to make huge statements when they pop the question.

Take Instagram-Worthy Photos

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If you want photos that will get you tons of likes on Instagram and Facebook, you need to go on a hot air balloon ride. No doubt you’ll want pictures of other hot air balloons around you as a selfie.

Some of the key photos we recommend you take are of the balloon inflating (a process that takes nearly 30 minutes), the balloon ascending (a video would be great, too!), you in the basket, the landscape below, and the sunrise/sunset.

Most people find the camera on their smartphone is sufficient for capturing their hot air balloon trip. However, bringing a point and shoot or DSLR can allow you to capture more detail. Just ensure you have a sturdy camera strap.

Remember, be courteous of other people in the basket. Allow your fellow balloon occupants space at the rim of the basket so they can get their photos, too.

Appreciate the Sunrise/Sunset

Many hot air balloon operators create their schedules to coincide with the sunrise and sunset. The temperatures are cooler during these times, plus the changing light makes the ride more romantic and breathtaking.

As the sun rises, be sure to take in the silhouettes the sun creates in the surrounding landscape and buildings in the city. If you’re in the right position, you’ll be able to take advantage of the early glowing light for your photographs.

Sunset is also considered a golden hour for photographs. In addition to the photos of the colorful sunset, be sure to snap photos of the sunlight dancing over the fields and trees.

Embrace the Silence

One thing few people realize is that hot air balloon rides are quite quiet.

The pilot will obviously use the burner to reach your cruising altitude, but once you’ve reached that height, he’ll shut it off. Once the burner is off, you’ll be amazed at how

Once the burner is off, you’ll be amazed at how quiet and serene it is in the air. You can’t hear the drone of cars or peoples’ chattering.

We’re sure you’ll never want to leave once you’ve experienced that kind of silence.

Do remember your pilot might need to turn on the burner every now and again to regain altitude.

Conquer Your Fear of Heights

If you fear heights, you may be thinking “no way am I getting in that hot air balloon.” However, if you’ve been looking for a way to conquer your fear of heights, a hot air balloon ride might just be what you need.

Being in a hot air balloon involves a slow introduction to heights. The balloon rises slowly, so there’s no jarring realization you’re going too high.

Also, the ride is very smooth inside the large basket. You won’t experience the sensation of feeling like you’ll fall out of the balloon.

Finally, you’ll have the quiet skies and beautiful views to distract you as you float through the sky. How could you possibly think about how high up you are when you can see the landscape for miles around?

Make Some Friends on Your Air Balloon Ride

While some people go on a balloon ride for a romantic experience, others go because it’s something they’ve always wanted to do or because they want to see the world from above.

Going on a ride in a hot air balloon is a wonderful opportunity to meet new people. Visitors will come from all over the country, and sometimes even the world, to go hot air ballooning in other places.

Even if you don’t plan on keeping in touch with the people you meet in your balloon, making those brief connections is what makes us human.

What Are You Waiting For?

Before you know it, summer will have gone, and you will have missed your opportunity for a hot air balloon ride.

If you have questions about hot air ballooning in general or want to make reservations for your balloon ride, get in touch with us.

Are Hot Air Balloons Safe for Kids?

Are Hot Air Balloons Safe for Kids?

Ballooning is a thrilling experience, but are hot air balloons safe for kids? Are children allowed on balloon rides? Here’s everything you need to know.

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When you think of hot air balloons, the first thing that most likely comes to mind is drifting high in the sky, enjoying the view and exhilaration that comes from the perspective of a bird’s eye view.

While this seems like an event that anyone in the family can enjoy, the reality is that there are some elements of hot air ballooning that might give parents some concern.

That’s why today, we’re exploring the question, “Are hot air balloons safe for kids?”

From height concerns to the burner issue, we’ll explore the different aspects of the ballooning experience, and investigate some of the potential concerns you may have for your pike-sized adventurers.

Ready to get started? Let’s go!

Heights and Tykes: Anxiety Over Ascension

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Depending on the age of your child, if you’re wondering, “Are hot air balloons safe?” you’re probably thinking first and foremost of the height element.

After all, the average height that a recreational hot air balloon reaches is between treetop level to around 3,000 feet.

By any measure, that’s a substantial distance from the ground! Yet, space below can be magnified to little eyes. Along with worry that your child may become anxious over being so high up, you might fear that he or she will become dangerously fidgety during the ride.

To this end, it’s important to remember that kids around age 6 or younger will most likely be too short to see over the basket. The basket, which is typically made of wicker, will have sides around four feet tall.

Children may also be unable to reach the top of the basket to safely hold on. Ideally, your child should be at least six inches taller than the top of the basket to stay comfortably attached to it.

As such, it’s best to leave them at home or with a trusted confidant while you enjoy these sightseeing trips. In fact, most hot air balloon companies set age 6

as their age limit for flying due to this very reason.

The Time Issue: Avoiding Risky Boredom

Another issue you’ll want to be mindful of when asking “are hot air balloons safe?” is the timeline of the flight.

Most hot air balloon companies will conduct a pre-flight briefing to make sure everyone understands how the flight works, what will occur, and how to stay safe. This is essential to helping everyone involved stay as protected and secure as possible.

This briefing can last between 15 minutes or up to an hour, depending on the duration and level of the flight.

Then, after the briefing, it’s time to hop in! Most flights average around one hour in length.

Young children can easily become distracted or fussy during these time periods. Remember, a hot air balloon ride requires lots of standing!

If a tantrum occurs on the ground, that’s one thing. Yet, if it hits mid-flight, it could become difficult to contain your child inside the basket, especially considering that many regulatory administrations worldwide, including the Federal Aviation Administration, do not allow parents to hold their children during a hot air balloon flight.

Not only could this become distracting to the other flyers, it could also dangerously disturb the pilot.

To this end, if your child is deemed old enough to ride, consider next whether he or she is emotionally mature enough to handle the extended periods of inactivity — and to not just endure them, but to actively listen and understand.

Concern over the Burner: Too Much Heat and Noise?

Another element of the flight that you might not think of immediately, but that deserves attention is the balloon’s burner.

Any discussion of “are hot air balloons safe?” should include an overview of what the burner does, and how a child might react to it.

Put simply, the burner is used to heat up the air that inflates the balloon. It’s typically fired by liquid propane gas.

To control the balloon’s height, the pilot will release some of the hot air from a vent at the top of the balloon. This will cause the balloon to dip slightly as required.

For those who haven’t taken a balloon ride before, the burner can be one of the most unexpected parts of the experience. It’s loud and the flame is significant in size, reaching up to 15 feet in length!

Some adults might find this part intriguing. Yet, it can be especially upsetting for a young child, especially one who doesn’t expect the burner when he or she arrives at the flight.

This could trigger anxiety or other emotional outbursts. These, in turn, could make the hot air balloon experience less safe (and enjoyable) for those involved.

If your child has clearance to come based on age, and you’re sure he or she can stand for a long period of time without complaint, a final consideration should be whether or not your child will be frightened or taken aback by the burner.

Are Hot Air Balloons Safe? Final Things to Remember

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Your chosen hot air balloon company will be able to better guide you on the age requirements and restrictions for your flight. These tips are shared as general guidelines as you plan your next high-flying adventure.

If your child is age-appropriate to enter the basket, you’ll want to examine the flight piece-by-piece.

As you do so, consider the reaction each part will evoke from him or her. You may also find it valuable to discuss the experience with your child beforehand. This can be a great way to explain everything upfront so there are no unwelcome surprises.

Then, if you’re comfortable setting sail with your child by your side, then enjoy the thrill and make those special memories together!

Take Flight Today: Your Hot Air Balloon Guide and Resource

Are you ready to learn more about how to book your next hot air balloon flight? If so, we’d love to help get you in the air!

We provide a top-quality flight program that allows riders the chance to see their favorite vistas from an entirely new point-of-view.

Whether you’re an individual, family, or group, we offer a ballooning experience for everyone.

Feel free to contact us today and let’s take off together!

What to Wear on a Hot Air Balloon Ride

What to Wear on a Hot Air Balloon Ride

Have an upcoming hot air balloon ride on the calendar? It’s important to be prepared to stay as comfortable as possible. Here’s what to wear and not wear!

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Looking at the world from a bird’s eye view in the open air is a very alluring proposition.

The world is yours as you gaze past the clouds from the basket of your hot air balloon.

Suddenly, and startlingly you become alarmingly aware of yourself and your strange new surroundings.

You become particularly aware of what you are wearing, is it right for this expedition?

This stress has caused you to snap out of your daydream, which was at first relaxing and simultaneously exhilarating.

But there’s no need for stress.

To focus on your upcoming excitement and not to sweat the small stuff, check out our list of what to wear for your air balloon ride.

Avoid Skirts and Dresses

While the sights to be had during a hot air balloon ride are majestic, getting into the basket and landings won’t always be.

Depending on the weather and terrain, landings can be rough and baskets can sometimes tip over (don’t worry this is common!).

These are, however, not skirt or dress-friendly conditions.

You will also need to enter the balloon basket itself, and flexible pants would be much more friendly to this proposition.

Plan on wearing pants ideally to enjoy your ballooning experience to its fullest.

Sunglasses

Since your hot air ballooning experience will be outdoors it’s a good idea to bring some sunglasses.

OK, this one might be a little obvious, but easy to overlook.

Also consider the time of day your flight will be.

If you are planning on a sunset or sunrise flight, bringing your sunglasses will help you enjoy the sights even more.

Comfy and Practical Shoes

Air balloon baskets as you may have guessed aren’t too spacious, and chances are you may be sharing your flight with other passengers.

You will likely be standing most of the time so wearing comfy shoes is a great idea.

Plus the whole landing and getting into the basket thing may be a little easier if you wear the proper footwear.

Sandals, high heels, and slip-on shoes are also not the greatest idea.

Sneakers or even boots are the practical choice.

Also plan on wearing good socks, preferably ones that will cover your ankles in case your balloon lands in a grassy field.

Layers

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It’ll be a good idea to bring some layers for your flight.

The aeronaut (fancy word for hot air balloon pilot) will check the forecast to make sure the conditions are right for your flight, but that doesn’t mean that they’ll be able to guarantee perfect weather.

It won’t necessarily be colder up in the air, but there are other factors as well.

If you’re up before the sunrise, it’ll be colder before the sun and the reverse is true for sunset.

Pay attention to the season and dress appropriately for the weather.

Hoodies, sweaters, and lighter jackets are ideal than larger jackets but if you are in doubt, check with your flight coordinator.

Bring something that you can put on, or take off. It will make your flight a lot more comfortable.

A Hat

A hat will protect your face from the sun and will keep your hair from flying everywhere in the wind.

But they also serve another hot air ballon-specific purpose.

As a balloon rider, you will be underneath the burner.

Some riders have reported a little bit of discomfort from being under the flame. A hat can help combat this and keep you comfortable.

A Durable Camera Strap

Being thousands of feet up in the air is an excellent opportunity to get unique and beautiful photos.

So bringing your camera is just natural.

Due to the sometimes rough nature of landings, it might be a good idea o bring a camera that can handle it like a GoPro or small digital.

Hot air balloon rides are a chance to explore and adventure, not to worry about what you forgot on the ground.

Or if anything you have will end up on the ground.

With this in mind, you may want to wear a good camera strap to firmly secure your camera and ensure you come back home with the photographed memories intact!

Make Sure You Don’t Have to Pee!

Once you are in the air, you’re not going to have a chance to use the restroom for the duration of the flight.

Make sure to use the restroom an adequate amount of times to make sure that you’ll be able to enjoy the view, and maybe not worry about finding a bathroom.

Don’t worry, many hot air balloon crews will celebrate with mimosas or champagne to commemorate a successful flight.

Maybe No Jewelry

While a hot air balloon ride is definitely a memorable occasion, you might want to leave the jewelry at home.

If it’s a special case, maybe secure your jewelry by tucking it in to your shirt.

This will help alleviate any concerns that it might fall out of the basket.

Skip the Blankets

Temperature concerns might prompt you to bring some extra protection.

Good! But stick to wearable ones.

A blanket might seem like a great idea. It would be memorable for a couple, for example. But we want to cut down on extraneous items. Bring a decent coat instead of a blanket.

Schedule Your Hot Air Balloon Ride

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If you want to see the gorgeous sites and experience a new altitude for yourself, we can definitely help you out with that.

Schedule your hot air balloon ride today.

Anway, after reading this article, you’re pretty much an expert on what to and what to not wear and bring during a hot air balloon ride. It’s time to use that knowledge.

Go have fun!

Who Invented the Hot Air Balloon?

Who Invented the Hot Air Balloon?

Who invented the hot air balloon and why? In this post, we’re delving into the fascinating history behind hot air balloons. Buckle up!

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Hot air balloons rides have long been a whimsical way to enjoy an afternoon.

Taking a ride in one can be exciting, fun, even romantic. But have you ever thought about where hot air balloons come from? They’re so much more than just a recreational activity.

Who invented the hot air balloon, and why? In this post, we’re delving into the fascinating history behind hot air balloons. Buckle up!

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The Montgolfier brothers got the idea for the hot air balloon during an evening sitting by the fireplace.

It was 1782, and Joseph Montgolfier looked into the fire. He wondered aloud to his brother, Etienne, “What force made the smoke and sparks rise?”

Joseph made a small bag out of silk. He held the open end over the fireplace, and the bag inflated and floated in the air. What they had discovered was isolated hydrogen.

Hydrogen is the lightest of all gases. It’s even lighter than air. That allows it to lift certain objects off the ground, like the silk bag.

After this discovery, the brothers were inspired to use this knowledge to invent a balloon that could fly on its own.

The first launch of the hot air balloon

The brothers designed a larger, circular version of the silk bag. They attached a big, yet light-weight basket to the bottom, creating the first version of the hot air balloon.

In 1783, they launched this balloon off the steps of Versailles for Louis XVI and Marie Antoinette. A rooster, a duck, and a sheep were loaded into the basket.

The balloon floated 1,500 hundred feet in the air. After 8 minutes, a rope tied to the basket pulled the balloon and the animals safely back to Earth.

Now it was time to launch the first human into the sky!

October 1783 marked the first flight of a human

The simple answer to who invented the hot air balloon is the Montgolfier brothers. However, scientist Jean-Francois Pilatre de Rozier, had a big hand in helping.

De Rozier assisted in the first launch of the farm animals. He volunteered to go up himself a few months later. Tethered to a rope, De Rozier and the balloon floated in the sky for 15 minutes.

A month later, De Rozier safely flew in a hot air balloon for 20 minutes without the rope. Two years later, he was finally ready to take a more ambitious trip.

In 1785, De Rozier and a partner set out to cross the English Channel in their hot air balloon. Unfortunately, 20 minutes after takeoff, the balloon exploded. Both men were killed.

Later that year, John Jeffries and Jean-Pierre Blanchard successfully crossed the English Channel.

After these flights, technology for balloons quickly improved

Word spread around the world about the incredible hot air balloon. Scientists and engineers worked fast to improve the design.

Thanks to this hot air balloon craze, the helium filled party balloon was also invented around this time.

In 1793, the first flight of a hot air balloon in America was accomplished by Jean-Pierre Blanchard. Blanchard flew from Pennsylvania to New Jersey.

Hot air balloons had finally made it to the US. They would end up being a helpful tool for the army during several wars.

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Since it was Frenchmen who invented the hot air balloon, it’s fitting the French were first to use it in war.

It was 1794 during the French Revolution. A tethered hot air balloon was flown into the air. From this view, the man in the balloon could watch the Austrian troops. They used the information he gathered to fight them. The French won this battle.

This use of a hot air balloon resembles how the military today uses drones.

America didn’t use hot air balloons for war purposes until The Civil War. Scientist and inventor Thaddeus Lowe convinced Abraham Lincoln to start The Balloon Corp.

Lowe was named the Chief Aeronaut of The Balloon Corp in 1861. Seven balloons were used to spy on the Confederate Army. Eventually, the Confederates tried to create their own balloons.

Hot air balloons were later used in World War I & II.

Steadily from here on, hot air balloon designs became more sophisticated.

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A Swiss scientist, August Piccard, designed a new hot air balloon. Instead of riding in a basket, this balloon had a pressurized aluminum ball. Piccard, along with his friend Max Cosyns, took a ride in Piccard’s invention. They flew into the stratosphere, flying over 52,000 in the air.

Piccard and Cosyns set the record for the highest balloon flight. However, other scientists quickly broke their records. New records were being set on a regular basis.

It wasn’t until 1935 that someone sets an altitude record that was hard to beat.

Captain Albert Stevens and Orvil Anderson set the record. They flew their helium gas balloon, Explorer II, 13.7 miles into the sky. They held on to their record for 20 years.

This was a big milestone. Experts say this flight later paved the way for space travel.

This record was broken in 1955. However, another interesting altitude record was set in 1960.

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Air Force Captain Joe Kittinger flew his hot air balloon 19.4 miles into the stratosphere. In a pressurized suit, Kittinger parachuted to Earth.

His hot air balloon record was broken a year later. However, his parachuting record still stands.

Captain Kittinger’s parachute jump brought the history of ballooning full circle. In the 1790’s, Jean-Francois Pilatre de Rozier modernized the design of the parachute.

During one of the first manned balloon rides ever, he used a silk parachute to jump from a falling balloon.

The technology of De Rozier and the Montgolfier brothers has certainly come a long way!

Did you learn anything about the history of hot air balloons?

Hot air balloons are often looked at as just a leisure activity.

But it’s nice to know who invented the hot air balloon, as well as its interesting history!

The Perfect Honeymoon Hot Air Balloon Experience

The Perfect Honeymoon Hot Air Balloon Experience

Trying to plan the perfect honeymoon? A romantic hot air balloon experience is ideal for unique honeymoons. Read on for tips for planning your balloon ride!

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In the midst of hectic wedding planning, it is easy to overlook the honeymoon experience.

After all, you’re so busy focusing on that big day. But we urge you: don’t make this mistake!

Your honeymoon is one of the most important and special parts of your wedding process. It may be one of the first leisurely moments you and your spouse enjoy together.

After all the hustle and bustle that comes with your big day, this is your chance to truly soak in your love and commitment to one another.

Honeymoons can be so much more than just lying on the beach and frozen cocktails. Why not look for something a bit different? Why not make it an unforgettable experience?

Whether you’re honeymooning for a week or squeezing in a new adventure in just a few hours, check out the hot air balloon experience!

Why Hot Air Balloon Experiences Make for An Amazing Honeymoon 

Well for one, it’s a hot air balloon. That’s cool on its own. Also, you’re flying in the sky with your loved one. The awesome factor is already pretty high.

Whether riding in a hot air balloon is on your bucket list or it simply piques your interest, it’s absolutely something you must try!

Photos Unlike Anything Else

Maybe you hired a talented photographer for your wedding. He or she probably captured all your favorite shots (the kiss! the cake! the wedding party!)

These photos are undeniably important.

But, honeymoon photos represent an artwork all of their own, revealing the intimate, playful, and happy first encounters of the excited couple. Imagine the romantic canvas of you and your honey in a hot air balloon with the gorgeous sunset sky or beautiful Western Mountains as a backdrop? Doesn’t get more unique (or breathtaking) than all of that.

At heights like this, there’s no such thing as a bad selfie! Better yet, you won’t even need to force those big smiles.

Begin or End Your Trip with a Bang

The hot air balloon experience typically starts (sunrise rides) or ends your day (nighttime rides!) This is the perfect way to set the template for your day of sightseeing around Arizona or New Mexico or unwind from it entirely.

And, if we’re being honest, champagne makes everything start or end on a good note, right?

Conquer New Experiences Together!

One of the most beautiful elements of marriage is taking on risks on new challenges together.

A hot air balloon experience provides just that.

After all, what better way to seal a lifetime of love than toasting champagne 3,000 feet above the ground? Or by checking out the beautiful sky views of the Western terrain?

A hot air balloon experience provides an equal balance of thrill. It provides enough adventure to satisfy the adrenaline-fueled junkie. It’s also safe enough to calm even the most anxious person’s nerves.

We think that’s the perfect combination for our newlywed couples.

To Know Before You Go

Settle on a Location

While we’re equally partial to both New Mexico and Arizona, we want you to create a memorable experience for yourself. That’s especially true if you are making a vacation out of this trip!

Both states have beautiful views and experiences to offer.

After booking your hot air balloon experience, scope out other exciting activities in Phoenix, Albuquerque, or Chandler. Each of these locations offers an assortment of experiences for all kinds of honeymooners and travelers!

Settle on a Time

While we think any good time is a good time for flying, consider the views and time of day you’re interested in.

Sunrise flights start early in the morning when the world is dark, and you’ll watch the sunrise during your hot air balloon experience.

Sunset flights offer beautiful views of New Mexico or Arizona day skies turning into nighttime.

Looking for something even more adventurous or out of the norm? We are also the only flight company in America providing nighttime flights! We’re talking full moonlights and panoramic city light views.

Take note that you’ll be partaking in a statistic that is extremely small. 99% of hot air balloon pilots have never flown at night.

Consider Time of Year

Different seasons create for different temperaments. Optimal conditions are required for successful flying.

Note that balloons cannot fly in rain or when winds hit above 10 MPH. Obviously, weather always has an unpredictable element to it, but you will want to consider the time of year during your hot air balloon experience planning.

For dress attire, we recommend dressing in layers, as it can alternate between being hot and cold. This depends on the time of year, wind, and balloon heights.

Check Out Famous Festivals 

Want to be part of something historical or want to participate in a long-standing community tradition?

For a truly one-of-a-kind hot air balloon experience, consider attending a festival. You’ll be high in the sky among hundreds (we’re talking 600+) other balloons, and it’s quite the sight to see and experience.

Consider a Private Balloon

Our hot air balloons comfortably accommodate 12 people, which already makes for an intimate experience. This allows for optimal space and mingling within a small group. If you are the social type, this may be perfect for you.

But, if you’re looking for something a bit more private and romantic, consider having your own private balloon and pilot. These packages include your own customized VIP flight ceremony, champagne, and tasty snacks.

Is there anything better than sharing your own private sunrise or sunset with your new spouse? We certainly don’t think so!

Want to take it up even more of a notch? Private balloon packages can be customized completely to your needs and wants. We’re talking limousine services to and from the balloon and special dinners.

It is your honeymoon, after all. You deserve to indulge!

Ready to book the hot air balloon experience of a lifetime?

If so, contact us here.

For more information on our different packages and prices, click here.

Would you consider taking a hot air balloon ride for your honeymoon? We’d love to hear from you!

What to Wear on a Hot Air Balloon Ride

What to Wear on a Hot Air Balloon Ride

Have an upcoming hot air balloon ride on the calendar? It’s important to be prepared to stay as comfortable as possible. Here’s what to wear and not wear!

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Looking at the world from a bird’s eye view in the open air is a very alluring proposition.

The world is yours as you gaze past the clouds from the basket of your hot air balloon.

Suddenly, and startlingly you become alarmingly aware of yourself and your strange new surroundings.

You become particularly aware of what you are wearing, is it right for this expedition?

This stress has caused you to snap out of your daydream, which was at first relaxing and simultaneously exhilarating.

But there’s no need for stress.

To focus on your upcoming excitement and not to sweat the small stuff, check out our list of what to wear for your air balloon ride.

Avoid Skirts and Dresses

While the sights to be had during a hot air balloon ride are majestic, getting into the basket and landings won’t always be.

Depending on the weather and terrain, landings can be rough and baskets can sometimes tip over (don’t worry this is common!).

These are, however, not skirt or dress-friendly conditions.

You will also need to enter the balloon basket itself, and flexible pants would be much more friendly to this proposition.

Plan on wearing pants ideally to enjoy your ballooning experience to its fullest.

Sunglasses

Since your hot air ballooning experience will be outdoors it’s a good idea to bring some sImage result for sunglasses hot air balloonunglasses.

OK, this one might be a little obvious, but easy to overlook.

Also consider the time of day your flight will be.

If you are planning on a sunset or sunrise flight, bringing your sunglasses will help you enjoy the sights even more.

Comfy and Practical Shoes

Air balloon baskets as you may have guessed aren’t too spacious, and chances are you may be sharing your flight with other passengers.

You will likely be standing most of the time so wearing comfy shoes is a great idea.

Plus the whole landing and getting into the basket thing may be a little easier if you wear the proper footwear.

Sandals, high heels, and slip-on shoes are also not the greatest idea.

Sneakers or even boots are the practical choice.

Also plan on wearing good socks, preferably ones that will cover your ankles in case your balloon lands in a grassy field.

Layers

It’ll be a good idea to bring some layers for your flight.

The aeronaut (fancy word for hot air balloon pilot) will check the forecast to make sure the conditions are right for your flight, but that doesn’t mean that they’ll be able to guarantee perfect weather.

It won’t necessarily be colder up in the air, but there are other factors as well.

If you’re up before the sunrise, it’ll be colder before the sun and the reverse is true for sunset.

Pay attention to the season and dress appropriately for the weather.

Hoodies, sweaters, and lighter jackets are ideal than larger jackets but if you are in doubt, check with your flight coordinator.

Bring something that you can put on, or take off. It will make your flight a lot more comfortable.

A Hat

A hat will protect your face from the sun and will keep your hair from flying everywhere in the wind.

But they also serve another hot air ballon-specific purpose.

As a balloon rider, you will be underneath the burner.

Some riders have reported a little bit of discomfort from being under the flame. A hat can help combat this and keep you comfortable.

A Durable Camera Strap

Being thousands of feet up in the air is an excellent opportunity to get unique and beautiful photos.

So bringing your camera is just natural.

Due to the sometimes rough nature of landings, it might be a good idea o bring a camera that can handle it like a GoPro or small digital.

Hot air balloon rides are a chance to explore and adventure, not to worry about what you forgot on the ground.

Or if anything you have will end up on the ground.

With this in mind, you may want to wear a good camera strap to firmly secure your camera and ensure you come back home with the photographed memories intact!

Make Sure You Don’t Have to Pee!

Once you are in the air, you’re not going to have a chance to use the restroom for the duration of the flight.

Make sure to use the restroom an adequate amount of times to make sure that you’ll be able to enjoy the view, and maybe not worry about finding a bathroom.

Don’t worry, many hot air balloon crews will celebrate with mimosas or champagne to commemorate a successful flight.

Maybe No Jewelry

While a hot air balloon ride is definitely a memorable occasion, you might want to leave the jewelry at home.

If it’s a special case, maybe secure your jewelry by tucking it in to your shirt.

This will help alleviate any concerns that it might fall out of the basket.

Skip the Blankets

Temperature concerns might prompt you to bring some extra protection.

Good! But stick to wearable ones.

A blanket might seem like a great idea. It would be memorable for a couple, for example. But we want to cut down on extraneous items. Bring a decent coat instead of a blanket.

Schedule Your Hot Air Balloon Ride

If you want to see the gorgeous sites and experience a new altitude for yourself, we can definitely help you out with that.

Schedule your hot air balloon ride today.

Anway, after reading this article, you’re pretty much an expert on what to and what to not wear and bring during a hot air balloon ride. It’s time to use that knowledge.

Go have fun!

First-Time Hot Air Balloon Experience: What to Expect

The Hot Air Balloon Experience: What to Expect

If you’ve never been in a hot air balloon, you probably have a lot of questions. We’re telling you what to expect from your first hot air balloon experience!

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Your first hot air balloon experience will be a memory you’ll never forget.

The thrill of quietly floating through the air among the birds is an experience like no other.

Riding in a hot air balloon is nothing like being on a plane. The gentle peace of the air around you cannot be compared to anything else.

If you’ve been considering your first hot air balloon experience, there are many things you should know before taking flight.

Read on and become an expert even before setting foot in your first hot air balloon.

You Might Be Nervous or Scared About Your First Hot Air Balloon Experience. Don’t Be.

If you’re deathly afraid of heights, a hot air balloon ride is probably not for you.

However, most people say that they felt very safe and secure during their flight. A balloon will never take flight without optimal weather conditions (more on that later), and your pilot is very well trained.

Although you won’t be strapped into the basket, it’s tall enough to come up to the rib cage of a person of average height. You’re not going to fall out.

When the balloon first begins to take off, you may feel a twinge of anxiety as the ground gets smaller and smaller.

Relax.

The altitude of most hot air balloon flights ranges from only just above the treetops to about 2,000 feet.

The world record hot air balloon record is over 65,000 feet, but don’t expect your pilot to take you to those levels!

What Should You Wear?

Even in cool weather, you can expect your balloon ride to be hot. The balloon’s burners are sort of like standing near a hot bonfire.

No matter the forecasted temperature, prepare yourself with a few layers of clothing that you can remove when the ride starts to heat up.

Nothing will ruin a hot air balloon ride faster than sweating through the entire thing.

Be Flexible

First, know that your pilot wants to take flight just as much as you do. However, when weather conditions are not optimal, he or she will not risk your safety.

Be prepared for your flight times to change. Even if you’re already on the launch field, a flight might need to be canceled without warning. It’s the pilot’s decision and they are the experts.

If winds reach 10 miles per hour or above, you won’t be flying that day. Additionally, any rain in the forecast will quickly end a scheduled flight.

Don’t worry though. You’ll get to take flight when the conditions are right.

Prepare to Stand

If you’re thinking about wearing those strappy heels on your flight, you might want to think again. There are no seats or chairs during a hot air balloon ride.

The best bet is to wear your most comfortable pair of athletic shoes or some cushy flip flops.

Your can expect your balloon ride to last 3 – 4 hours. Nobody wants to be standing with uncomfortable shoes for that amount of time.

Come prepared and get the most out of your first hot air balloon experience.

What About the Takeoff?

We’ve all seen dramatic TV or movie scenes where people are wildly jumping into the hot air balloon basket as it’s beginning to take off.

Of course, these scenes are not based in reality.

Expect your takeoff to be very gentle and smooth. Everything (and everybody) needed for the flight will be painstakingly loaded into the basket before it ever leaves the ground.

Your pilot is trained to make the takeoff a pleasurable experience. The feeling of slowly leaving the ground will take your breath away. 

Don’t Drop Your Phone!

While you’re enjoying your first hot air balloon experience, you’re going to want to take a bunch of pictures.

The scenery is amazing.

However, when hovering at anywhere from 200 to 2,000 feet you’ll want to make sure your phone or camera doesn’t slip out of your hands and end up on the ground somewhere in the middle of the woods.

The best way to avoid this is by getting a wrist or neck strap that will keep your camera or phone secure and safe from harm.

The Basket Is Very Stable

You might be worried that the hot air balloon basket will start to sway when other passengers move around.

This simply isn’t true.

While there are baskets that can accommodate up to 20 people (and you obviously can’t control all of these people’s movements), these baskets weigh upwards of 800 lbs.

The stability of the hot air balloon basket is key to an enjoyable ride. Manufacturers understand this and make sure everyone feels stable and safe.

How Fast Will the Balloon Be Travelling?

Ever hear the term “as the wind blows”? This is how fast you will be traveling through the air.

This is the main reason why a trained pilot will not launch a balloon when wind speeds are in excess of 10 mph. It wouldn’t be safe.

Trained pilots pay very close attention to weather forecasts. They know what to expect before taking off.

In rare cases where wind speeds unexpectedly rise to an unsafe level, your pilot will get you safely on the ground in short order.

Floating at the pace of the wind is an incredible feeling. It’s one that will make your first hot air balloon experience something you will never forget.

The Landing

Expect the landing to be a little bit bumpy.

Your pilot will give specific instructions for each passenger on what they need to do to make the landing as soft and comfortable as possible.

All you need to worry about is paying attention to the pilot and following his specific instructions for you as it relates to the landing.

Ending It with Some Bubbly

There’s a long-standing tradition of cracking open some champagne after a successful hot air balloon flight.

Some even consider this a requirement to concluding the flight.

Even if you don’t drink alcohol, consider requesting some non-alcoholic champagne so you can enjoy this tradition with the other passengers.

Your first hot air balloon experience will be something that you’ll never forget.

Being prepared and knowing what to expect will help make your experience even better.

The 10 Best Places to Take Hot Air Balloon Rides Around the World

Best Places to Take Hot Air Balloon Rides in the World

Whether you want to travel far or stay in the U.S., there are many amazing places for hot air balloon rides. We’re sharing the 10 best places to take one here!

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After having flown with Aerogelic Ballooning in Phoenix, Arizona and wanting to go another another hot air balloon ride here are some awesome suggestions I have suggested to many of our passengers.
Did you know that two of the seven wonders of the world are located in Turkey? The Temple of Artemis and Mausoleum of Halicarnassus can be found in Turkey. These are just some of the exciting and beautiful places you can take hot air balloon rides around the globe.
Read on to find out the top 10 best places to take hot air balloon rides worldwide.

Cappadocia, Turkey

If you’re looking for an unforgettable experience, then you should seriously consider taking part in a hot air balloon ride in Cappadocia, Turkey.
The mountains and rocky landscape will literally take your breath away. You will also get to see beautiful orchards, valleys and vineyards.
The gold and red colors of Turkey’s mountains can be seen atop a hot air balloon ride any time of the year.

Mount Bromo, Java, Indonesia

Indonesia also offers gorgeous scenery due to its rising volcano and encompassing plains surrounding it. Mount Bromo is an active volcano located in East Java, Indonesia.
Hot air balloon rides have become more popular over the years throughout Indonesia. An International Festival has made the sport more common while the aesthetic landscape attracts more visitors.
Going on a hot air balloon ride in Mount Bromo will definitely be worthwhile due to the breathtaking scenery surrounding the volcano.

Switzerland Is One of the Best Places to Take Hot Air Balloon Rides

If you’ve always been interested in seeing the Alps, taking hot air balloon rides throughout Switzerland will be an incredible treat!
The country holds more than 50 different spots from which you can choose to go riding in a hot air balloon.
Château-d’Oex, Switzerland holds a festival every year that attracts hot air balloon enthusiasts from around the globe. If you’ve never been to Switzerland before and you love hot air balloon rides, this festival may be the perfect experience for you!
The festival takes place in January, but you can go on a hot air balloon ride in Switzerland anytime throughout the year. Seeing the mountains and trees growing atop the Alps will surely be a sight to see!

Serengeti National Park, Tanzania

Few places around the globe provide as much excitement and wonder as taking hot air balloon rides through Serengeti National Park.
When you get onto the hot air balloon with the wind blowing through your hair, you’ll get to enjoy a spectacular scene of zebras, giraffes, and lions walking through the plains. You may even spot a wildebeest migration from your balloon.
If you’re interested in taking part in a safari, be sure to ask about the four points at the Serengeti National Park where you can take a hot air balloon ride.

New Mexico, USA

The state of New Mexico offers some great sights when flying in a hot air balloon. The scenery will vary from mountains to prairies with many enthusiasts rushing to this state due to its many hot air balloon festivals.
For instance, the Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta offers a wonderful nine-day festival where more than 500 hot air balloons lift off into the sky, offering both the riders and those on the ground a gorgeous view.

The Arctic

Going up in a hot air balloon ride in the Arctic could be one of the most exciting adventures you’ll ever take!
Not only will you get to see icebergs and extraordinary winter scenery, but you may get a glimpse of the wildlife in the area as well. Polar bears, whales, and migrating caribou are just some of the active wildlife in the Arctic.
If you’re looking for hot air balloon rides in colder climates, you might want to seek out Canadian companies that provide ballooning services in the Arctic.

Luxor, Egypt

If you want an extraordinary experience, you can’t go wrong with taking a hot air balloon ride in Luxor, Egypt!
Along with the wonderful scenery, you’ll be able to see historic sights such as ancient temples and tombs that hold famous Egyptian rulers. Flying over the landscape of Egypt, you’ll feel as if you’ve gone back in time.
The best time to go on hot air balloon rides in Luxor, Egypt may be in the early morning hours before tourists flood the streets. You’ll be able to see the sun rise across expansive deserts all the way to the greener banks along the Nile river.

Lake Champlain, Vermont

During the Autumn, the state of Vermont offers one of the most colorful landscape you’ll ever get to experience in the United States. The trees will be filled with bright yellow, orange, and fiery red leaves.
You’ll also get to hear the peaceful sounds of nature when you glide in a hot air balloon across Lake Champlain, Vermont and the countryside.
The most picturesque views of Lake Champlain occur at sunset. The area also includes a number of parks.
The best time to visit Vermont in a hot air balloon is during the fall when the leaves change colors.

Istria, Croatia

If you’re looking to enjoy sandy beaches, eat ethnic foods, and learn about ancient history, you should consider traveling to Istria, Croatia.
When thinking about taking hot air balloon rides, Istria offers views of beaches, wineries, and a beautiful countryside. The houses along the countryside provide colorful orange and yellow views while the ocean is a brilliant blue.

Costa Rica

Costa Rica is a perfect place to travel if you love nature and want great scenery during a hot air balloon ride.
The greenery and mountains make a gorgeous landscape when taking a hot air balloon ride. The rivers and jungles will keep you enthralled as you glide across the sky.
You’ll find that most times of the year in Costa Rica are perfect for a hot air balloon ride.
These top 10 places for a hot air balloon ride around the world should give you a great idea of your next travel destination. Which place do you want to visit first? Let us know in the comments section below!

Local to Phoenix, Arizona?
Try going for hot air balloon flights before traveling around the world to experience extraordinary hot air ballooning locations; check us out at www.AerogelicBallooning.com. We offer various hot air balloon flight options, and locations to get the experience of balloon flight in several different environments such as hot air balloon flying over the city, desert, contouring mountainous terrain, and some hot air balloon rides even offer more wind or distance than others. So lets go hot air ballooning at Aerogelic Ballooning!

The Importance of Hot Air Balloon Safety

The Importance of Hot Air Balloon Safety

Hot air balloon rides are loads of fun, but safety is still of the utmost importance. We’re going over some essential hot air balloon safety tips for you.

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If you want to personally re-enact the final few scenes of The Wizard of Oz, you may have some concerns about how safe hot air ballooning really is.
The good news? Despite what you may have heard, fatalities are actually very rare. 
Still, that doesn’t mean it’s OK to forget about basic hot air balloon safety.
To make sure you have both a safe and fun time, we’re outlining everything you need to know about hot air balloon safety in this post.

Fly With A Reputable Company

Much of your hot air balloon safety depends on the company and individual operator you decide to fly with. Their experience, training, and certification matters.
When you’re choosing a company to book your hot air balloon flight with, there are a few things you can look for on their website to help you know you’re making the safest choice.
First, the reviews and testimonials on their website. If there’s anything shady going on, rest assured past customers will let you know.
You can also check out sites like Trip Advisor, the Better Business Bureau, and even social media accounts!
Then, see if the company is a member of the Professional Ride Operators (PRO) sector of the Balloon Federation of America (BFA.)
PRO Membership is a great indicator that the company takes hot air balloon safety seriously. It was formed to keep passengers safe, as well as to hold balloon operators accountable should anything go wrong.
In fact, the operating standards of the PRO are actually laid out by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA.) That should make you feel very safe!
Finally, keep in mind that all hot air balloon operators are required to have a pilot’s license. Usually, the companies will also have an additional amount of required flight time before allowing them to take passengers up in the air.
Try www.AerogelicBallooning.com

Check The Weather

Though most hot air balloon companies won’t “take off” in dangerous weather, for your own peace of mind, you may want to check the forecast on the morning of your flight.
If the weather is overly windy if it’s raining hard, or of course, if there’s a storm, you’re not going to be able to fly that day. If your company insists that “everything’s fine,” leave immediately and tell others to come with you.
Keep in mind that many hot air balloon companies will also offer a “rain check” guarantee or a chance to fly another day if the weather conditions are poor. Be sure to ask about that when you book!

But What If…

When it comes to hot air balloon safety, we know it can be easy to dream up worst-case scenarios. This, again, is why flying with an experienced pilot is so important.
Still, if you can’t seem to stop yourself from panicking, remember that…

  • Birds are scared of hot air balloons because of their size and the noises they make. If you’re worried that a bird flying into the balloon could cause an accident (like on an airplane) know that because the balloon’s fabric is so tough, they’ll likely just bounce right off!
  • If a burner goes out, it will be relit at once. Also, there’s a backup burner that will ignite to make sure the balloon still flies. Even in the highly unlikely scenario that both burners go out, the balloon would only fall about as fast as a parachute.
  • If your balloon somehow gets a hole in it, tests have been performed and proven that they can still fly, even with a small or medium-size hole.
  • Since 1964, there have only been 70 hot air balloon fatalities in the United States. Remember that people have been flying them since 1783 – that’s even before the Wright Brothers had their first airplane flight! The takeaway? Hot air balloon safety has had a lot of time to be perfected.

What About Power Lines?

It is true that power lines are one of the main causes of hot air balloon accidents. Again, this is why flying in excellent weather conditions is so important – because power lines can be tougher to see in the fog.
It’s also why many balloon rides take place in the morning or afternoon, for maximum visibility.
The takeaway here? If you see something, say something! Your pilot has a lot to do to keep your balloon in the air. He or she would appreciate you mentioning that you see a power line if you think you’re coming a little too close.
Again, make sure you ask the company how long their pilots have been flying. Experience is the best teacher, so go with a company that’s been in business a long time.

How Should I Behave On Board?

Of course, hot air balloon safety is also dependent on your behavior during the flight!
First, don’t be alarmed if you see safety equipment inside the basket. This is an industry standard, and it should actually make you feel better! Your pilot may also give you a brief talk about how to stay safe during the flight.
While it’s perfectly fine to reach your arms slightly outside the basket to snap that awesome picture, make sure that the rest of your body stays firmly inside the basket. This isn’t the time or the place to goof around.
Don’t lean way over the railing, and don’t jump around inside the basket.
Finally, don’t forget to bring a jacket or heavy coat to stay warm! You’d be surprised to learn that sometimes, it can get a little cold up there.
Luckily, safety inside the basket just goes hand in hand with common sense.

You’re An Expert In Hot Air Balloon Safety

Now, you know everything you need to about hot air balloon safety, so you can stay safe and have an amazing time on your flight!
Instead of worrying, just do your research, check the forecast, and listen to the instructions the pilot gives you.
Thanks to these tips, you’re ready to go on the flight of your life. Don’t forget to pack your camera!