Hot air balloon flights in Glendale

Searching for Hot air balloon flights in Glendale? You have found to the page you want! Finding a firm to provide Hot air balloon flights is easy. Also, you can check additional pages here, or look in the local yellow pages.

Enjoying Hot air balloon flights is something everyone can participate in, but it is also a popular way to get married! When you speak with the firm you are thinking about booking with, don't forget to ask how many passengers will be flying with you.

When it is time for your flight, 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!

Balloon rides are a great gift!

Most balloon companies offer gift certificates so you can give a flight to your favorite person. Certificates are a very thoughtful gift since the recipient can schedule their balloon ride themselves. Certificates also work well when you are in a different part of the country. You may be in San Diego, California, but you can buy a balloon ride gift certificate for someone in Nebraska.

Some company websites allow you to purchase and print a gift certificate instantly, while others may require a phone call to make a purchase.

When shopping for a balloon flight gift certificate be sure to check the length of time the certificate is valid for. Be sure it is good for at least a year.

Famous Balloon Quote:

Suddenly the wind ceased. The air seemed motionless around us. We were off, going at the speed of the air-current in which we now lived and moved. Indeed, for us there was no more wind; and this is the first great fact of spherical ballooning. Infinitely gentle is this unfelt motion forward and upward. The illusion is complete: it seems not to be the balloon that moves, but the earth that sinks down and away...
Villages and woods, meadows and chateaux, pass across the moving scene, out of which the whistling of locomotives throws sharp notes. These faint, piercing sounds, together with the yelping and barking of dogs, are the only noises that reach one through the depths of the upper air. The human voice cannot mount up into these boundless solitudes. Human beings look like ants along the white lines that are highways; and the rows of houses look like children's playthings."
Alberto Santos-Dumont, 'My Air-Ships,' New York, The Century Company, 1904.
Hot air balloons use plain old air for lift. By heating the air inside the balloon, the pilot makes that air less dense (lighter) than the outside air, and the balloon rises. As the internal air cools, the balloon becomes heavier, and descends if the pilot doesn't add more heat.


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Balloons do most of their flying in the boundary layer of air close enough to the earth's surface to be affected by it. Just as water flows around and over rocks in a stream, so does air flow over and around obstructions in the landscape. Balloonists learn to "hide" behind a hill or tree line to gain calm conditions at launch, and to stay clear of rotors a little further downwind of those same obstructions during flight. Balloons flow with the air currents up and down riverbeds and valleys, and around hills and buildings. Working with these local variations is much of balloon flight planning.
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