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document How do you steer a balloon?
The short answer is that you don't! However, it isn't as uncontrolled as that might seem. The pilot gets full aviation weather reports various...
document How much do balloon rides cost?
In the US, you can expect to pay somewhere between $225 and $275 per person for a balloon flight shared with other passengers. Prices vary, so...
document Is there a minimum age requirement to go on a balloon ride?
While there is no legal age limit to fly in a balloon, most balloon ride companies will have thier own age policies. We've found that very young...
document How long do balloon rides last?
Always check with your ride company for their specific schedule. The following information is quite common but could be different than what your...
document How many people fit in a balloon?
Balloons come in all different sizes, from small one person balloons to very large balloons that can carry 15 or more passengers.  Balloon...
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document Is there a hole at the top of the balloon?
There is a valve that the pilot can open and close. It is used to allow hot air to escape,allowing the ballon to descend. The valve is also used...
document How do you enter the basket?
You climb over the side of the basket to get in. While there is no graceful way to do it, most baskets do have steps in the sides and there are...
document What is the average height of the balloon basket for someone to see over?
The average height of the sidewalls is about 1 meter, or three feet. The walls are high enough for passengers to feel very secure, and low enough...
document Is motion sickness an issue on balloon excursions?
Not at all! A balloon ride is extremely stable with very little feeling of motion. Although we've never had any passengers comment on any motion...
document How do you steer a balloon?
The short answer is that you don't! However, it isn't as uncontrolled as that might seem. The pilot gets full aviation weather reports various...



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