Searching for Hot air balloon rides in Corpus Christi? You've come to the right place! Finding a pilot to provide Hot air balloon rides is easy. In addition, you can visit additional pages here, or look in your yellow pages.
Enjoying Hot air balloon rides is something anyone can enjoy, but it is also a great way to get married! When you speak with the ride provider you are considering riding with, be sure to ask how many others will be flying with you.
When it is time for your adventure, your ride company will offer to let you help with the assembly and inflation of the balloon. Go ahead and do it - it adds to the experience!
Is Balloon Flight Safe?
Absolutely! While there is an element of risk in everything we do in life, flying in a balloon is inherently safe for several reasons:
Pilots are highly trained and licensed by the F.A.A.
Balloons are registered aircraft and must be regularly inspected by an FAA licensed facility.
Balloons fly only when the weather is the best. You won't find anyone flying a balloon when weather conditions make it unsafe to do so.
It is low and slow! There are few moving parts in a balloon - it is the simplest form of flight.
If you have any specific concerns, talk to the company you are considering flying with. They can tell you how long they've been flying and what their safety record is. They can also answer any specific questions you might have about your flight.
Famous Balloon Quote:
The balloon seems to stand still in the air while the earth flies past underneath. — Alberto Santos-Dumont.
How old do you have to be to fly a balloon? To obtain a Private Pilot Certificate in the USA you must be 16 years old. And would you believe that there are balloonists flying in their 80's!