Hot air balloon rides in San Diego

Searching for Hot air balloon rides in San Diego? Welcome to the page you want! Finding a firm to provide Hot air balloon rides is easy. In addition, you can stop by our ride guide, or look in your local yellow pages.

Enjoying Hot air balloon rides is something anyone can $do, but it is also a great way to get married! When you speak with the ride provider you are considering booking with, be sure to ask how many others will be in the basket.

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 entire experience!

How do you steer a balloon?

Balloons simply float with the wind. The pilot can control the balloon's altitude to find a wind going in the desired direction, but you cannot fly upwind or crosswind.

Preflight planning insures the pilot knows which way the balloon will be traveling, and the pilot makes sure there are plenty of suitable landing sites downwind. You'll be amazed how the pilot is able to steer the balloon during your balloon ride!

Famous Balloon Quote:

There's something in a flying horse,
There's something in a huge balloon.
William Wordsworth, 'Peter Bell,' Prologue. Stanza 1.
When you call a company for a balloon ride, ask how long the pilot has been flying. Ask if they have ever had any accidents or injuries. It is also prudent to ask if they company carries liability and accident insurance for their passengers.


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A two- or three- person crew helps the pilot rig the equipment, holds open the envelope while it fills with cold air, and applies weight to the outside of the basket as needed before launch. Then they follow the balloon on the ground, and after the landing help the pilot pack everything up and bring it home again. Much of the crew workload consists of carrying heavy equipment from the truck to and from launch and landing spots.
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