Experience the world the way ground-bound travelers never do on this amazing Hot Air Balloon Ride!
Sail into the skies aboard a colorful hot air balloon and feel the gentle breezes lift you high above breathtaking landscapes and take in stunning views. Feel the excitement build as the burners roar and you lift easily off the ground. When the wind takes over and the burners grow quiet, you’ll be surrounded by the tranquil silence of the wide-open skies. The sun brilliantly colors the sky as you rise and float above the treetops. From your perch in the air, you can see for miles across the pastoral Connecticut countryside as the world below goes about its day.
On this shared hot air balloon ride, your professional FAA-Certified pilot will guide you gracefully above the ground at heights of up to 2,000 to 3,000 feet. You’ll sweep over the forest canopy and rise high above the earth for scenic views that will make a lasting impression. So, don’t forget your camera. And when the ride is done, you’ll drift back down to earth and join your fellow fliers in a champagne toast to celebrate this incredible bucket list adventure!
June through November:
Daily - Sunrise & Sunset
Balloons normally fly between 2000 and 3000 feet, all within federal aviation regulations.
Once aloft you will notice no turbulence or wind movement as you become one with the air currents. The feeling is one of peace as you drift over treetops and float over the countryside in a gentle, panoramic harmony with nature.
The speed of the balloon is determined by the speed of the wind.
You will be flying in an Aerostar ax8.
Yes, the balloon has seats which will accommodate those who can't stand for 45 minutes as well as older or very young passengers.
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