Hot air ballooning

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A balloon can move as fast as the wind blows, but high wind landings always require skill and experience. The passenger capacity depends on the size of the balloon, but usually it varies from 2 in sport balloons and up to 12 people in passenger balloons.

The balloon crew tracks the flight and are usually there when the balloon lands

There's no age barrier to enjoy hot -air ballooning, but a have to be fit, as you may have to walk through paddocks after landing. There are no seats in the basket therefore, standing for the duration of the flight, about one hour is unavoidable. The size of the basket is quiet small and young children often get restless when in confined areas. The walls of the baskets are usually four feet high.

The best time to indulge in ballooning is after sunrise when the winds are their calmest. winter months provide the most reliable conditions, but during summer months its better take of early in the morning. The duration of ballooning flight can change at the pilot's discretion, taking into account the winds, temperature and weight carried on the day.

Clothing should be exactly the way you wear during a hiking trip that includes sturdy shoes or boots plus sunglasses, gloves and a cap. Remember, it does not get any colder in the balloon than on the ground.always bring an extra film for photography. When alone a balloon can rise up to 800 feet and above, while those in groups may be restricted to heights between 200 and 500 feet.

A balloon can move as fast as the wind blows, but high wind landings always require skill and experience. The passenger capacity depends on the size of the balloon, but usually it varies from 2 in sport balloons and up to 12 people in passenger balloons.
The balloon crew tracks the flight and are usually there when the balloon lands.

Major ballooning sites

India also has it own hot- air balloons and the ballooning Club of India organizes international balloon festivals and demonstration flights annually. There are Ballooning Clubs in Guwahati, Dehradun, Bangalore and Jaipur.

Ballooning in Rajasthan

The undulating sand dunes are ideal for ballooning buffs. People ca n even travel short distances between towns or historic resorts in these hot air balloons. The best attraction, of course, is to coast over fairs as Pushkar, or Beneshwar or Nagaur in a hot- air balloon.

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