Baloon flights in Newport News

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Enjoying Baloon flights is something everyone can participate in, but it is also a very popular way to give a gift! When you speak with the company you are considering flying with, don't forget to ask how many others will be flying with you.

When it is time for your charter, 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 experience!

How Much Do Balloon Rides Cost?

Balloon Ride costs vary throughout the United States, so check with the company you are considering. Some companies offer flights in large balloons that can carry many passengers, while others specialize in flying 2 or three at a time.

Expect to pay a bit more for a private flight.

Famous Balloon Quote:

There's something in a flying horse,
There's something in a huge balloon.
William Wordsworth, 'Peter Bell,' Prologue. Stanza 1.
Once airborne, balloons just float with the wind. It is true that the pilot doesn't know where the balloon will land ahead of time, but that doesn't mean he can't control the flight. Before the balloon is launched, the pilot knows which way the wind is blowing so he knows which way the balloon will go. The air is in layers, and the different layers may be moving in different directions. So even though the pilot can't steer the balloon, he can move up and down to find a layer of air that will allow the balloon to change direction. Some days the amount of change is very small; other days the balloon may be able to actually turn around and fly in the opposite direction.


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During the flight the balloon is followed by the chase crew. The chase crew is usually in radio contact with the pilot, and the crew's job is to be at the landing site when the balloon returns to earth. This can be quite an adventure in itself! After the balloon lands, the crew packs the balloon back into the chase vehicle and everyone returns to the launch site. One of the most important parts of being on a chase crew is dealing with the public. When the balloon is landing, the chase crew asks the landowner for permission to retrieve the balloon.
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