Private Balloon Ride
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April through Mid-November:
Daily - Sunrise and Sunset
*Possible winter time flights
Experience the exhilaration and romance of your very own private balloon ride over the magnificent Indiana countryside. Just you and that someone special.Full Description>
- Over 19 years in operation, highly experienced pilot
- Assist the crew with the balloon inflation process or relax as it takes shape before your eyes
- Embrace the serenity as you float effortlessly thousands of feet above the earth
- Enjoy a traditional champagne toast
- A romantic day you will remember forever!
Experience the exhilaration and romance of your very own private balloon ride over the magnificent Indiana countryside.Key Info>
Picture yourself floating serenely somewhere between the treetops and the clouds with nothing but the occasional blast of the burners to disturb the peace.
Enjoy an inspired adventure with your loved one filed with beautiful, sweeping vistas panoramic views and sky sailing fun sure to create lifelong memories.
This premium flight includes: easy access basket entry (no climbing), video presentation of your flight that will include video and photos of your experience, and a champagne toast after the flight (non-alcoholic available).
A wonderfully romantic experience, this private flight is the perfect way to celebrate a special occasion.
Essential InformationParticipants must be at least 6 years of age and over 44 inches tall
Sunrise flight meets 1/2 hour before sunrise. Evening flights meet 2 1/2 hours before sunset.
For groups larger than 2 participants, please call Cloud 9 Living for pricing.
DurationThe actual flight time averages about an hour. The entire ballooning experience, including pre-flight preparation, flight and post-flight celebration, may take three to four hours.
Maximum ParticipantsRide for 2
SpectatorsThis is a private experience for your party.
Weather DependentThis experience is weather dependent. Always contact the Experience provider with any questions regarding weather conditions.
What To WearWear comfortable clothing appropriate for weather conditions. Sunglasses and a brimmed hat recommended. No open toed shoes.
Booking InformationFor this experience, it is recommended to request bookings at least 14 days in advance.
Cancellation PolicyPrior to scheduling/booking a date for this experience, Cloud 9's standard return and exchange policy shall apply. Once you have scheduled a date and received a booking confirmation, no refunds will be given. Rescheduling is allowed up to 14 days prior to your experience, failure to appear on your booked date or to reschedule at least 14 days prior to your booked date will result in the loss of the value of your experience. In the event your experience is canceled due to inclement weather you will reschedule your experience directly with your experience provider.
What should I wear?
Dress to be comfortable just as you would if you were on the ground. Wind chill factors are eliminated because a hot air balloon travels at the same speed as the air around it is typically a bit warmer in the basket. Please DO NOT wear sandals. Where comfortable shoes that cover your entire foot.
How do balloons fly?
Balloons operate through the basic principles of gravity and heat transfer. As air inside the balloon is heated, it rises. As the air inside the balloon cools, it descends. To make the balloon fly, an inflator fan fills it with air, which is then heated.
Can you steer a balloon?
Winds determine a balloon's direction. Balloonists can steer a balloon to a limited extent, by adjusting the balloon's altitude to make use of different wind speeds and directions.
Why do ballooon fly in the early morning and late evening?
Winds are generally most favorable the first hours after sunrise and the last hours before sunset. The sun's uneven heating of the earth's surface causes strong, variable winds. In the morning, it takes a few hours for the sun to heat the earth's surface enough to generate the thermal activity that creates wind. In the evening, the sun's intensity has diminished enough to reduce winds to acceptable flight levels. Ideal winds are 3 to 6 mph.
How high do balloons fly?
Balloons typically fly from treetop level all the way up to several thousand feet, depending on what the pilot is trying to accomplish. The world record in a stock Aerostar hot air balloon is over 32,000 feet!
What equipment is required for balloons?
Balloons include several parts: the envelope (fabric portion of the balloon), the basket, burners and fuel systems. The material for Aerostar balloon envelopes is made of an exclusive Aerostar Diamond Weave ripstop nylon with tough, durable coatings for heat and air retention. The basket is made of wicker, with is strong, yet flexible and is aesthetically pleasing. Burners can come in either single, dual, or triple. The balloon you will be flying in has double burners.
- What should I wear?