Searching for Hot air balloon rides in Hartford? You've come to the end of your search! Finding a firm to provide Hot air balloon rides is easy. In addition, you can visit our Balloon Ride Directory, or look in your yellow pages.
Enjoying Hot air balloon rides is something anyone can enjoy, but it is also a popular way to celebrate a birthday! When you speak with the pilot you are considering booking with, don't forget to ask how many others will be in the basket.
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 fun!
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:
I have known today a magnificent intoxication. I have learnt how it feels to be a bird. I have flown. Yes I have flown. I am still astonished at it, still deeply moved. — Le Figaro, 1908.
Passengers ride in wicker baskets, which protect the occupants and are lightweight and flexible.