Searching for Baloon rides in Fort Wayne? This is to the page you want! Finding a company to provide Baloon rides is easy. In addition, you can visit our Balloon Ride Directory, or look in the local yellow pages.
Enjoying Baloon rides is something the entire family can enjoy, but it is also a popular way to get engaged! When you speak with the company you are considering booking with, be sure to ask how many others will be aboard the balloon.
When it is time for your adventure, 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 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.
Balloon pilots must be licensed by the F.A.A., just like pilots of other aircraft like airplanes and helicopters. The balloon is also a licensed aircraft, and requires regular safety inspections performed by a licenced repair facility.