Ballon flights in Wichita Falls

Searching for Ballon flights in Wichita Falls? Welcome to the spot! Finding a company to provide Ballon flights is easy. Additionally, you can stop by the rest of our site, or look in your local yellow pages.

Enjoying Ballon flights is something the entire family can participate in, but it is also a popular way to get married! When you speak with the firm you are thinking about riding with, be sure to ask how many other passengers will be flying with you.

When it is time for your ride, your 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!

Why can't I get a balloon ride in the middle of the day?

Balloons fly early in the morning, right after sunrise and late in the day, right before sunset. This is when the wind is calmest since the sun is low in the sky. The wind is generally too unpredictable, with severe up-and down-drafts, during the middle of the day. It isn't safe to offer balloon rides when the wind is unstable.

Famous Balloon Quote:

The balloon seems to stand still in the air while the earth flies past underneath.
Alberto Santos-Dumont.
How old do you have to be to fly a balloon?
To obtain a Private Pilot Certificate in the USA you must be 16 years old. And would you believe that there are balloonists flying in their 80's!


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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.
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