Searching for Hot air balloon trips in Raleigh? You have found to the end of your search! Finding a pilot to provide Hot air balloon trips is easy. Also, you can stop by additional pages here, or look in your yellow pages.
Enjoying Hot air balloon trips is something the entire family can $do, but it is also a popular way to celebrate an anniversary! When you speak with the ride provider you are thinking about booking with, be sure to ask how many passengers will be on the flight.
When it is time for your trip, 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 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:
These vehicles can serve no use until we can guide them. I had rather now find a medicine that can cure an asthma. — Dr. Samuel Johnson
What is a balloon basket made of? Woven wicker is used because it is lightweight, flexible and easily repaired. It also looks nice!