Searching for Air balloon rides in Pittsburgh? You've come to the page you want! Finding a company to provide Air balloon rides is easy. In addition, you can stop by the rest of our site, or look in your local yellow pages.
Enjoying Air balloon rides is something the entire family can participate in, but it is also a popular way to get engaged! When you speak with the pilot you are considering riding with, don't forget to ask how many passengers will be in the basket.
When it is time for your adventure, 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!
Is Balloon Flight Safe?
Absolutely! While there is an element of risk in everything we do in life, flying in a balloon is inherently safe for several reasons:
Pilots are highly trained and licensed by the F.A.A.
Balloons are registered aircraft and must be regularly inspected by an FAA licensed facility.
Balloons fly only when the weather is the best. You won't find anyone flying a balloon when weather conditions make it unsafe to do so.
It is low and slow! There are few moving parts in a balloon - it is the simplest form of flight.
If you have any specific concerns, talk to the company you are considering flying with. They can tell you how long they've been flying and what their safety record is. They can also answer any specific questions you might have about your flight.
Famous Balloon Quote:
Build lightness in. — Alberto Santos-Dumont.
What are the ropes for? The crown line on top of the balloon is used to stabilize the balloon during inflation. "Tether lines" are used to tie the balloon down for display purposes. A "drop line" is sometimes released by the pilot just before landing so the ground crew can pull the balloon to a desired location.