I would suggest meeting the balloonist at one of the many balloon rallies across the country. Many of these experienced balloonist give out balloon rides. There is a rally in Wellsville, N. Y. this weekend, July 19-21, 2013.
The only place I know of is the Napa Valley in California. After a 4 hour ride over the beautiful countryside, you land and celebrate with champagne. Twenty five years ago, it cost $100; I have no idea what it costs now.
I should think any place that's beautiful is a good place to take a hot air balloon ride.
I have always wanted to take a ride in a hot air balloon - my preference would be to take my first flight over a game reserve in South Africa.
I would think Napa Valley too. It's such a beautiful place, and what a beautiful site it will be to see while riding high.
I'm not a scientist, nor a balloonist, however as a pilot of small aircraft and having some aero-dynamics training; I feel that colder climates are going to provide the best lift and safety of flight. not necessarily arctic temps, but the cooler the better. Denser Air provides better lift, and I would expect better control of lighter than air machines, lots of interesting reading on blimps and balloons as far back as the past centuries in Europe. another thing to consider is terrain, and obstruction avoidance, as well as presence of high wires. One also would like to have accessible terrain to recover the craft on intentional or emergency landing.
I would like to ride over Manasarovar, Himalayas. I always wanted to ride a balloon.
by Gail Sobotkin 5 years ago
Have you ever taken a hot air balloon ride?Hot air balloon rides are expensive but they can be a romantic and/or adventure filled experience. My husband recently recommended it to a young man who was trying to come up with a creative, memorable way to ask his sweetheart to marry him. Have you ever...
by carolinel0110 8 years ago
blow up an ordinary balloon. paper mashe the hole balloon. u can use a little basket or make one from cardboard. when the balloon is dry you can paint it anyway u like then when the paint is dry get 4 lollypop sticks glue the sticks to the paper mache and to the basket then leave it to...
by TheHoleStory 3 years ago
Can you guess where this camera shot was taken from?
by heohongtham 8 years ago
I have lived here for more than 1 year. Its wonderful weather: not to hot in the summer and not too cold in the winter.What do you think?
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