Frequently Asked Questions
How can I go on a flight?

It's Easy! Just pick a date and give us a call. Call our toll-free number 1-866-800-4FUN (4386) or our local number (908) 996-3333. You can also use our Online Reservation Form!

 
How does the pilot steer the balloon?

The wind currents change speed and direction at different altitudes. As the balloon ascends, the pilot becomes aware of the changes and can use the wind to "steer" the balloon. Part of the fun and adventure of ballooning is in not knowing exactly where you will be going or where you will land!

 
How high will we be?

We usually fly between 500 and 2500 feet. Different altitudes give you different perspectives. It's fun to be able to see New York, Philadelphia, the reservoirs and the Delaware River, and then come down to the lower altitudes and float above the trees.

 
How long does the flight last?

The actual flight lasts about one hour, (between 45 minutes and an hour and 15 minutes, depending on winds and available landing spots.) The whole experience lasts approximately 2 ½-3 hours. It includes your arrival at the airport, signing in, going out to the launch field, inflating the envelope, and boarding the balloon. After landing and packing up the balloon, everyone rides back to the airport in the chase vehicle. Your party is presented with a bottle of Champagne and a Certificate of Ascension, your photos are streamed to Facebook for you (you don't need a Facebook account), then a CD of all your photos in full resolution will be sent to you.

 
What can I do?

Most folks love to get involved in the whole adventure and are encouraged to do so.There are lots of "jobs" you can help with if you'd like. There are a lot of opportunities to take photos, and many of our passengers like to photograph each other "helping out" with launching or packing up.  And of course we will be photographing your flight from beginning to end!

 
What should I wear?

The ballooning adventure is similar to other outdoor sporting activities. Common sense should prevail in choosing your clothing when taking a balloon flight. Comfortable, closed-toe shoes are very important, as are trousers as opposed to shorts or skirts. On morning flights, be aware that the grass is often covered with dew, so waterproof footwear will keep your feet dry. Other than that, a shirt or outer jacket and gloves in cooler weather and a hat are smart choices.  Note: for taller individuals, a cap may be comfortable to shield the top of the head from the warmth generated by the propane burner used to heat the air in the envelope.

 
What's the temperature aloft?

Since the balloon floats on air currents, there is not the sensation of wind blowing. The temperature aloft is basically the same as the on-ground temperature, with only very slight cooling at higher altitudes.

 
When do you fly?

Our season usually starts around mid-April, and goes through October.  Flights can depart around sunrise and about 2 hours before sunset. These are the times during the day when the wind is calm enough to fly. If it is too windy on the day you are scheduled to fly or the weather is otherwise inclement, we can reschedule your flight. If we cannot reschedule for a time convenient for you your deposit will be returned.

 
Where do we fly?

We fly over beautiful Hunterdon County in New Jersey, and sometimes, depending on wind direction, over the Delaware River into Pennsylvania. There are ample opportunities to take magnificent photographs.

 


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