How High Can Hot Air Balloons Go?

You’re in good company if you find yourself wondering how high do hot air balloons fly? For many potential riders, this question helps them understand if they will feel safe on the balloon. The most relevant answer to this question for the average person is a height of a few thousand feet, with 3,000 as the upper limit. This allows for …

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 …

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 …