How to Get Your Hot Air Balloon Pilot License

Perhaps, after going on hot air balloon rides Las Vegas, you want to fly your own balloon! As with any aircraft, becoming a hot air balloon pilot takes time and dedication. Although the training to become a licensed balloon pilot is not as comprehensive as the requirements to fly a plane, you’ll need to complete both instructor-led and solo flights …

Four Ideas For an Intimate Wedding

With such an important event like a wedding, it’s essential to make the day one you, your spouse, and your guests will fondly remember. Since it’s your special day, you can make your wedding as ordinary or as unusual as you want. But if you are planning to tie the knot in Las Vegas, why not make the day unique? …

Weather That Could Affect Your Hot Air Balloon Flight

As you’re busy getting ready for your hot air balloon Las Vegas adventure, the pilot and crew are behind the scenes deciding “weather” or not to fly. What you might not realize is that the weather actually plays a large role in determining whether or not you fly. Therefore, your pilot and flight crew will keep an eye on the …

How Hot Air Balloons are Made

When you look into a sky filled with balloons, you naturally marvel at all the colors, shapes, and designs that you see. But behind the unique decorations that make balloons different, there is a virtually identical skeleton. Balloons are all produced of the same basic materials and put together in the same way. If you’ve ever been curious to know …

The Ten Most Scenic Hot Air Balloon Locations

  Seeing any place from a hot air balloon is a magical experience, but some locations are especially unforgettable when seen from the sky. What’s even more special about hot air ballooning is that it gives you a front-row view of some of the world’s most iconic destinations with no crowds! If you can imagine seeing national parks, natural wonders, …

The Best Gifts For Your Child’s Sweet 16

Your child only turns 16 once, so why not make it memorable? From simple to extravagant, there are many things you can do to celebrate this milestone occasion. While many parents give their kids flowers, chocolate, or new clothes, you can do even better. Here are some unique ideas for a truly special day. Try Hot Air Ballooning If you …

Upcoming Hot Air Balloon Festivals in the United States

  Perhaps you’ve never had the privilege of going to a balloon festival and you’re curious to see what it’s all about. Or maybe you have gone to hot air balloon festivals in the past and now you’re hooked! Either way, you are in luck, as there are dozens of balloon festivals designed for both balloon enthusiasts and professional pilots …

What Do A Sheep, A Duck, And A Rooster Have In Common? Hot Air Ballooning!

In 1783, the inaugural hot air balloon flight – with a sheep, rooster, and duck as passengers – gave the term “animal testing” a new meaning. Although they didn’t know it, the animals became instant heroes in the history of hot air ballooning. Although it only lasted a few minutes, that first flight proved successful, and it is credited with …

How Many People Can Ride In A Hot Air Balloon?

The more the merrier when it comes to just about everything right? Well, that depends in part on your perspective – and when you’re talking about ballooning – in part on physics. There are many types of commercial balloons that transport passengers. Like any other public place (theaters, elevators, planes) hot air balloons have a maximum limit that they can …