Balloon rides in Worcester

Searching for Balloon rides in Worcester? You have found to the spot! Finding a firm to provide Balloon rides is easy. Also, you can check our Balloon Ride Directory, or look in the yellow pages.

Enjoying Balloon rides is something the entire family can enjoy, but it is also a popular way to get married! When you speak with the pilot you are considering booking with, be sure 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!

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:

How posterity will laugh at us, one way or other! If half a dozen break their necks, and balloonism is exploded, we shall be called fools for having imagined it could be brought to use: if it should be turned to account, we shall be ridiculed for having doubted.
Horace Walpole, letter to Horace Mann, 24 June 1785.
Why don't balloons fly 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.


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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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