Charlottesville, Virginia


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About The Flight
 

Cost: The cost is $225 per person, payment due after the flight. We require a minimum of two passengers, but we also try to be flexible and accommodate a single passenger when we can by adding them to another flight.
 

Included:

Included in the price is the traditional beverage, a bottle of champagne. We like though to let our passengers know that we will provide their beverage of choice. Some people prefer a non-alcoholic beverage such as sparkling cider, sodas etc. We also include digital pictures at no extra charge. Our crew will take pictures of the perspective that the passengers cannot get: the launch, the landing, packing up and the toast. We make a copy of the disk after the flight and the passengers leave with their photographs.
 

Flight:

The hot air balloon flight will last one to one hour thirty minutes in the air. The whole experience may take up to three hours. We encourage passengers to bring a camera, lots of film if needed and sunglasses. We do not fly high enough to create a temperature difference so it is no colder in the balloon than it is on the ground.
 

Dress:

Passengers should dress comfortably and casually, as if they were going for a walk. Skirts, dresses, heels or dress shoes are not appropriate clothing for hot air ballooning; it works but we like our passengers to be as comfortable as possible.
 

Launch sites:

May vary due to wind direction. Transportation from the meeting point to the launch site is provided as well as the transportation from the landing site back to the meeting point.  
 

Meeting Times:

Meeting times vary somewhat. Due to nature of hot air ballooning, it is important that our passengers understand the importance of meeting at particular times. We may be flexible if the weather is permitting. Below is a list of meeting times throughout the year. We fly twice a day, weather permitting, year round. The times are approximations and may vary slightly according to sunrise and sunset.

 

 

Sunrise

Sunset

January

8:00 AM

3:00 PM

February

8:00 AM

3:30 PM

March

7:00 AM

4:00 PM

April

6:30 AM

5:30 PM

May

6:00 AM

6:00 PM

June

6:00 AM

6:30 PM

July

6:00 AM

6:30 PM

August

6:00 AM

6:00 PM

September

6:45 AM

5:00 PM

October

7:15 AM

4:45 PM

November

6:45 AM

3:15 PM

December

7:30 AM

2:30 PM