Hot Air Ballooning FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
We get a lot of questions about hot air ballooning around Utah. Here's a list of answers to the most common questions we receive from clients.
Not at all! In fact the balloon performs better in cooler temperatures. Despite popular belief, it is very warm in the basket while flying in the winter time, after all you are adjacent to a 17 million BTU burner.
During the winter months, the coldest part of the flight is the set up, and we keep our wonderful clients warm in the chase vehicle until it’s time to fly.
Yes! Ballooning is the oldest and safest form of flight on the planet.Utah Balloon Flights is proud of our PERFECT safety record.
Hot air balloons are FAA registered aircraft and follow strict maintenance and safety regulations.
All passengers must be in good health and be capable of climbing in and out of the basket and be able to stand for a minimum of one hour.
For safety reasons we cannot accommodate pregnant women, people on supplemental oxygen or passengers over 75 years of age. Hot air ballooning is not a recommended activity for people who have trouble breathing at high altitude.
We do not have a maximum per passenger weight restriction but our balloons do have a total maximum lift capacity. Passenger weights are required at the time of your reservation and we plan our flights accordingly.
Yes, we take children 8 years of age and older.
Comfortable, casual clothing is always recommended on our flights. The temperature in the balloon is about the same as on the ground, so be sure to dress appropriately for the day’s anticipated temperatures.
- Closed-toe shoes
- Light jacket
We offer a 25% discount for hot air balloon rides to auction at charity events. you can sell the gift certificates for full price or above full-price in an auction.
We have had more than 100 nonprofits use this option and combined they have raised more than $100k in 2020 alone!
- You must use the email address associated with your nonprofit.
- You will be required to show proof of nonprofit status or the certificates will be cancelled. Please use the code “nonprofit” at checkout.
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Utah Balloon Flights serves Park City, Utah, and the surrounding areas of Salt Lake City.
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