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How Safe Are Hot Air Balloons? (Solved)

NVAloft Balloon Safety

The allure of a hot air balloon is unmistakable. Floating above the world and looking at its beautiful scenery‚Ķ that’s living. But are hot air balloons safe? You might be surprised to learn how safe you are up there. Hot air balloon rides are safer than walking down the street or riding in a car. … Read more

How Do Hot Air Balloons Work? (Beginner Friendly Guide)

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If you’ve ever wondered how hot air balloons work, Napa Valley Aloft has you covered. Let’s go over all the different parts and scientific principles that go into how hot air balloons work and even fly. The Different Parts Of Hot Air Balloons Hot Air Balloons are simple vehicles comprised of 3 key parts, a … Read more

Do You Tip A Hot Air Balloon Pilot? (Answered)

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Your hot air balloon pilot is in charge of your flight, safety, and more. We believe you should tip your pilot for their amazing service. Gratuity is always appreciated in service-based industries, and balloon rides are no different. Most tips fall between 10-20% of the total price, based on your personal experience and satisfaction.  Keep … Read more

How Many People Can Fit In A Hot Air Balloon?

Colorful hot air balloon landed in an open field

If you plan on booking a hot air balloon ride, you may ask yourself how many people can fit in a hot air balloon? Most hot air balloons are equipped to carry 1 pilot and 2 passengers. Based on the balloon and basket size, some models and configurations can carry larger groups, ranging from 4 … Read more

Height and Speed: How Fast and High Do Hot Air Balloons Go?

colorful hot air balloon in sky

A hot air balloon ride is quite an experience. However, it can be pretty intimidating if you don’t know what to expect. People are often concerned about the safety of a hot air balloon ride. In fact, a common question people have is, “How fast and high do hot air balloons go?” In this post, … Read more