Baloon rides in Durham

Searching for Baloon rides in Durham? You have found to the spot! Finding a ride provider to provide Baloon rides is easy. In addition, you can visit our ride guide, or look in your local yellow pages.

Enjoying Baloon rides is something everyone can $do, but it is also a popular way to celebrate an anniversary! When you speak with the pilot you are thinking about flying with, always to ask how many passengers will be on the flight.

When it is time for your charter, your company will offer to let you help with the assembly and inflation of the balloon. Go ahead and do it - it adds to the fun!

Be sure to bring a camera and plenty of film!

You'll be surprised at how many pictures you take before, during and after your flight. Bring more film or memory than you think you'll use. Once you're in the air and snapping away you sure don't want to be surprised by running out!

You can bring cameras for still or video, and we suggest you carry them in a protective case. Your pilot may ask you to put your cameras away during landing to make sure there are no objects that could fly out of your hand and hurt someone. Once you're on the ground you can start shooting again.

Famous Balloon Quote:

Build lightness in.
Alberto Santos-Dumont.
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.


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Sunrise and evening? But I want to go flying at noontime, so I won't have to get up so early. Sorry-midday is best left for glider pilots. Balloons usually fly within two or three hours of sunrise and sunset, when the winds are calmest and conditions most stable. During the middle of the day, upper level pressure gradient winds mix down to the surface. In addition, the development of thermals which the glider pilots love can be highly dangerous for the balloonist. Balloonists try to be on the ground no later than three hours after sunrise, and not launch more than that amount of time before sunset. Time of year makes much less difference than time of day.
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