Searching for Balloon flights in New Orleans? Welcome to the page you want! Finding a firm to provide Balloon flights is easy. Additionally, you can check our Balloon Ride Directory, or look in the yellow pages.
Enjoying Balloon flights is something everyone can enjoy, but it is also a great way to give a gift! When you speak with the pilot you are thinking about flying with, don't forget to ask how many passengers 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 entire 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:
I have known today a magnificent intoxication. I have learnt how it feels to be a bird. I have flown. Yes I have flown. I am still astonished at it, still deeply moved. — Le Figaro, 1908.
Have you ever wondered what keeps a hot air balloon flying? The same principle that keeps food frozen in the open chest freezers at the grocery store allows hot air balloons to fly.