Searching for Air balloon rides in Lakewood? You have found to the page you want! Finding a firm to provide Air balloon rides is easy. In addition, you can check our ride guide, or look in the local yellow pages.
Enjoying Air balloon rides is something the entire family can $do, but it is also a great way to go on a date! When you speak with the company you are considering riding with, be sure to ask how many others will be in the basket.
When it is time for your ride, your ride company will offer to let you help with the assembly and inflation of the balloon. Go ahead and do it - it adds to the experience!
How do you steer a balloon?
Balloons simply float with the wind. The pilot can control the balloon's altitude to find a wind going in the desired direction, but you cannot fly upwind or crosswind.
Preflight planning insures the pilot knows which way the balloon will be traveling, and the pilot makes sure there are plenty of suitable landing sites downwind. You'll be amazed how the pilot is able to steer the balloon during your balloon ride!
Famous Balloon Quote:
There's something in a flying horse, There's something in a huge balloon. — William Wordsworth, 'Peter Bell,' Prologue. Stanza 1.
How do you light the burners? Usually with a striker similar to that used by welders to light their welding torches. Some burners have built-in piezo-electric ignitors. Once lit, a pilot light keeps the fuel burning.