Balloon rides in McAllen

Searching for Balloon rides in McAllen? You've come to the right place! Finding a pilot to provide Balloon rides is easy. Also, you can visit the rest of our site, or look in your yellow pages.

Enjoying Balloon rides is something the entire family can $do, but it is also a very popular way to give a gift! When you speak with the pilot you are considering booking with, don't forget to ask how many other passengers will be flying with you.

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 entire 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:

Build lightness in.
Alberto Santos-Dumont.
Balloonists are borrowing someone's land every time they take off and land, so they are very careful not to disturb or damage someone's property. The landowner is always thanked, and by the time the crew is leaving the landing site, most balloonists are already planning their next flight!


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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.
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