Searching for Hot air balloon trips in Seattle? This is to the right place! Finding a ride provider to provide Hot air balloon trips is easy. In addition, you can stop by our Balloon Ride Directory, or look in the local yellow pages.
Enjoying Hot air balloon trips is something everyone can participate in, but it is also a popular way to celebrate an anniversary! When you speak with the pilot you are considering riding with, always to ask how many passengers 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 fun!
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:
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.
How do you light the burners? Usually with a striker similar to that used by welders to light their welding torches. Some burners have built-in piezo-electric ignitors. Once lit, a pilot light keeps the fuel burning.