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You'll be sharing the basket with new friends. We need a minimum of 6 Passengers to fly. In case your group is smaller we'll combine your group with another to meet minimum requirements. If you prefer not to mingle with another group scroll down and see our private flights. Baskets hold between 4 and 8 passengers. Total Duration from meeting to farewell is about 2-4 hours for Private and Shared flights. Scroll down to the bottom of the page for Frequently Asked Questions.
Morning Shared Flights per person
30min - $150 pp
1 hour - $200 pp
Afternoon Flights (see private flights below)
We accept CASH and we'll settle up the day of your flight.
Spend an hour above the world with your special someone or a group of up to 8 friends and family members. You won't have to shake hands with strangers as you'll have the basket all to yourselves. Revel in the beauty of the desert and enjoy quality time together. Total Duration from meeting to farewell is about 2-4 hours for Private and Shared flights. Scroll down for Frequently Asked Questions.
Morning Private Flights
1-4 passengers - $1 000
5 passengers - $1 250
6 passengers - $1 500
7 passengers - $1 750
8 passengers - $2 000
Afternoon Private Flights
1-4 passengers - $1 200
5 passengers - $1 500
6 passengers - $1 800
7 passengers - $2 100
We accept CASH we'll settle up the day of your flight.
Afternoon flights are limited to 6 or 7 passengers depending on passenger weight and ambient temperature. Balloons carry more weight when ambient temperatures are cooler as in the early mornings.
Q: Are we at the mercy of the wind?
A: We are able to control the ‘up and down’ of the balloon and rotate like a globe. The wind determines where we go. Balloon pilots check the weather before the flight using tiny test balloons and will plan the take off location depending on which direction we will be flying in. Balloons fly when the winds are "Light and Variable". We use the variable winds at different altitudes for directional control.
Q: What time do we meet?
A: Meeting times vary depending on the day of your flight. The best ballooning weather is early in morning, when it’s cooler and winds are calm. We meet an hour and half before take off. We need this time to sign waivers, do the safety briefing and inflate the balloon. Typically, plan to be at the meeting area at between 5:30am and 6:30am depending on the time of year. We will confirm the meeting time with you the day before.
Q: Is it going to be cold?
A: Dress warm. When you wake up, open your front door, feel the outside temperature and dress accordingly. When its cold, gloves are nice. You can always take layers off. There is also a fairly large flame above your head that might keep you a tad warmer. Bring a hat to shield your head from the heat of the burners, especially tall bold passengers.
Q: Are landings hard?
A: Landings are not hard, and usually as soft as tip toeing the basket back on the ground. In the event that the wind does pick up we’ll do a standard high wind landing, during which the basket will drag on the ground before tipping over. The basket has padding for your back, so as the basket tilts over you'll simply go from a crouched down position to laying flat on your back. High wind landings do not happen often and our standard procedures make handling them comfortable.
Q: How many people will the basket fit?
A: We have different size baskets for 3, 6 or 8 passengers. The amount of people a balloon can lift changes with ambient temperatures. Mid-winter mornings our large balloon can lift 8 passengers. Early spring mornings that same balloon will only lift 6 passengers.
Q: For groups larger than 8.
A: We can do multiple flights in one morning, weather depending.