|How do I book a balloon flight?
It's simple. Just give us a call and we'll give you all the information you need to book a flight.
How long are the flights?
On average, flights are one hour in length. Some flights can go for up to 1 1/2 hours depending on the weather
conditions, the passengers' combined weight, and the temperature of the air.
What time of day do the flights take place?
Flights take place at sunrise and approximately 2 hours prior to sunset. Hot-air balloons do not normally fly during mid
day due to thermal activity, which makes the air unstable.
What type of weather conditions are needed for a balloon flight?
Flights take place in winds less than 8 mph with no fog, rain or approaching storms in the immediate area.
How much time should I allow for the entire flight process?
The entire process normally takes between 3 and 4 hours. You'll begin by arriving approx 45 minutes prior to launch.
The average flight lasts about 1 hour, then after landing it takes about 20 - 30 minutes to pack the equipment away. The
speed of the wind and landing conditions will determine how long it takes to return to the launch site.
What should I wear?
It is highly recommended that you wear long pants and comfortable shoes. Please do not wear high heals or sandals
as we never know where we're going to land. We are at the mercy of the wind and may have to land in the middle of a
field with weeds, a cow pasture, a wet soggy area, or we might get lucky and land in a nicely mowed lawn. A light jacket
might also be good to take along since we sometimes end up packing the balloon after sunset. A hat or cap can be
helpful due to the intense heat emitted from the propane burner above our heads.
Should I bring a camera?
Absolutely. Just make sure it has a strap. (We hate to see you lose your camera)
Can I bring friends or family to watch?
Yes, but due to limited seating in our chase vehicle, they may have to bring their own transportation. Keep in mind when
we land we are usually trespassing and must obtain permission from the landowner before driving or walking on their
Is Age and Health a consideration?
Our balloon flight is not recommended for those under 6 or over 80, pregnant women, persons with osteoporosis, recent
trauma or surgery. People taking blood thinners need to be aware that it's possible to get bumped or bruised on the
landing. Anyone with health considerations accepts the responsibility to consult their physician before flying. The
passengers should be of sound mental and physical condition. We are not qualified to express an opinion that you are
fit to fly. Passengers will be standing during the balloon flight and some agility to get in and out of the balloon basket is
Are Gift Certificates Available?
Gift Certificates are available for any special occasion. Please contact us by calling (419) 560-7535 to purchase a
certificate. The certificate holder just needs to call to schedule their flight when they're ready to go. It is valid one year
from date of purchase.
Mt. Gilead, OH
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