BECAUSE TRAVELLING IN A HOT AIR BALLOON IS SO DIFFERENT FROM OTHER OPTIONS OF FLIGHT TODAY, IT WILL BE UNLIKE EVERY OTHER JOURNEY YOU CAN HAVE IN THE SKY.
Hot air balloon rides occur at two times of day, dawn and dusk. At these times it won't be too heated outside and the landscape will be that much more incredible. For the night owls out there, the rides at sundown usually take place two or three hours before dusk.
COMFORTABLY COASTING ALONG, IT WILL FEEL LIKE A FLAWLESSLY FIXED MOMENT WITH THE WORLD AROUND YOU.
Once you are up in the air you will find yourself anywhere somewhere between 500 and 3,000 feet above the ground. In some cases, if the weather is just right, your pilot can bring you up as high as 10.000 feet. Now should you find yourself wondering, balloons don't truly follow a particular course. What you can count on though is being up in the sky for around an hour, making it anywhere between 2 and 5 miles from where you began.
This journey is about you, so you can only count on the best from us. Every one of our pilots is a certified professional. Each licensed pilot with Washington Balloon Rides is a professional certified by the Federal Aviation Administration.
Leaving the ground in a hot air balloon is a trip into pure fantasy. From man's first voyage into the sky, the hot air balloon still gives an experience like nothing else.
The world today focuses too much on the destination. You head to work, pay your bills, and maintain meetings ... Here though, gliding with the wind is just about how exciting the experience can be. Time can not get to you when you can rise through a marvelous waking dream. Solely above lovely Washington will you find such a sense of freedom.
Your journey will start with gas burners bursting to life, lifting your balloon off the ground. As soon as you arrive at just the right altitude, a tranquil silence will wash over you. It truly seems like you're up above the world. The impressive views of Washington will be just below the basket where you stand. With our licensed hot air balloon pilots, your experience will be risk-free and first-class. Your worries remain on the ground.READ MORE
It is going to be a unique time in your life, whether it is spent on a date night or even making that intimate engagement that much more exceptional.READ MORE
This dream-made-reality will surely be the perfect gift for your loved one.READ MORE
In the past, the very first productive venture into the sky was carried out with a hot air balloon. Having lasted all this time from way back in the 1700's, this has become a timeless adventure.
Much has changed in the past centuries, but hot air balloons are still pretty simple. Containing hot air by heaters, the balloon just over you is a bigger-than-life attraction to behold.
There are all sorts of balloons in every kind of adventure. Hot air balloons are quite versatile too, having the capacity to hold as many as 16 people in one flight. Having said that, balloons will generally suit 4, 8, 10, and 12 people at a time.
Balloons full of hot air is a fairly special way to fly, and how it runs is really pretty neat. The reason you get to enjoy a relaxing and amazing view from up above is because cool air is denser than hot. When the balloon is full of hot air it is hoisted into the sky by the cool air all around it. Due to this you can essentially move on air.READ MORE
This conveys your dream to live. If you have a question, something to make this experience that much more special, we can certainly make it happen. Be it a loving memory in the making, or an opportunity to launch a fresh chapter of your life, this is your chance. Our reps are at the ready to address any questions you have.