What height do hot air balloons fly at?


Updated: 25th November 2019

Typical hot air balloons have the capacity to go as high as 15,000 to 18,000 feet (as long as the occupants have oxygen), but our usual flight ranges from treetop height to about 2,000 feet above the ground. When do balloons fly?

Accordingly, do Hot air balloons fly better in hot or cold weather?

The balloons themselves fly well in cold air. Because the temperature difference between inside and outside the balloon, not the absolute inside temperature, determines the lift it develops, a much lower internal temperature is sufficient to fly in cold weather. So you can very well fly a hot air balloon in the winter.

Can you ride in a hot air balloon in the rain?

Water also runs down the side of the balloon envelope and drips into the basket and on the passengers! Rohr Balloons takes weather conditions very seriously and will not fly in the rain. Even after it rains…the mud makes for a messy landing and will end up on your shoes after your hot air balloon flight.

Is a hot air balloon safe?

Until Tuesday's incident, the deadliest accident in recent memory happened in 1989, when 13 people were killed as two hot air balloons collided in Australia. Weber said while every activity had its risks, ballooning was "one of the safest means of flying in existence." "You are floating in the air like a feather.
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