Searching for Hot air balloon rides in Athens? You've come to the page you want! Finding a ride provider to provide Hot air balloon rides is easy. In addition, you can stop by the rest of our site, or look in the local yellow pages.
Enjoying Hot air balloon rides is something the entire family can participate in, but it is also a popular way to give a gift! When you speak with the company you are considering riding with, don't forget to ask how many passengers 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!
Do you need a license to fly a balloon?
Yes. A Balloon Pilot Certificate is issued by the Federal Aviation Administration in the USA. You must pass an FAA written exam, obtain a prescribed number of hours of instruction, make a solo flight, a flight to a specific altitude and pass a flight test.
A pilot offering balloon rides (flying passengers for hire) must receive additional training and have more experience than a private pilot. You don't have to be able to fly an airplane since it is a completely different type of aircraft, although many balloon pilots also fly other types of aircraft like airplanes and helicopters.
Famous Balloon Quote:
Build lightness in. — Alberto Santos-Dumont.
Where balloons really used during the civil war? Yes. Hydrogen balloons were used by both armies for airborne observations.