Balloon rides in Stockton

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Enjoying Balloon rides is something the entire family can participate in, but it is also a very popular way to get engaged! When you speak with the pilot you are considering flying with, always to ask how many other passengers will be flying with you.

When it is time for your flight, your pilot 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:

The balloon seems to stand still in the air while the earth flies past underneath.
Alberto Santos-Dumont.
Where balloons really used during the civil war?
Yes. Hydrogen balloons were used by both armies for airborne observations.


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What are the differences between gas and hot air balloons?
A gas balloon is completely enclosed and is filled with helium or hydrogen. A hot air balloon gets its lift from heating the air within it. The Breitling Orbiter, which flew non-stop around the world in 1999, was a combination gas and hot air balloon.
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