Hot air balloon rides in Elizabeth

Searching for Hot air balloon rides in Elizabeth? You've come to the page you want! Finding a ride provider to provide Hot air balloon rides is easy. In addition, you can visit the rest of our site, or look in the local yellow pages.

Enjoying Hot air balloon rides is something anyone can $do, but it is also a popular way to give a gift! When you speak with the pilot 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 trip, 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 experience!

What should you wear during your flight?

Ballooning is not a formal occasion, so heals, dresses and suits are not appropriate. Dress like you would for an outdoor hike. Comfortable shoes (no open-toed shoes or sandals, please), long pants and layered clothing during the cooler months are recommended. Balloons don't normally land at airports, so you'll probably be standing in an open field after landing. Dress appropriately for the area of the country you're flying in.

Be sure to check with the company you are flying with for their clothing rules.

Famous Balloon Quote:

Build lightness in.
Alberto Santos-Dumont.
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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Lighter-than-air was the first aviation, and is still the choice for many pilots more than 200 years later. You don't need an airport or a runway. If you own a balloon, you don't need a hangar or even a tie-down space, just a corner of your garage. Take off from your back field, or the parking lot at the general store (with permission, of course). Drift quietly along, experiencing little or no sensation of movement of height. Land on a freshly cut hayfield, or the softball diamond before the players even get out of bed.
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