What is a tethered balloon ride? A tethered balloon ride is when the balloon is tied to the ground with three or four very strong ropes to keep the balloon from flying away. This allows us to lift and \"fly\" a large group of people of all ages at a specific location.
When can we tether?
We inflate only when the winds are around 5 mph or less. When the winds are any faster the balloon becomes difficult to control and can be quite unsafe. There cannot be any thunderstorm type activity within 50 miles of the tether location. The pilot will make all final weather determinations.
How high will we fly?
Tethered flights usually fly between 25 feet and 100 feet. The exact height is determined by a number of factors including wind, terrain, location, anchor points, number of passengers, etc. The pilot will determine the exact height according to conditions at the time of the event.
How long the ride would be?
Tethered rides are generally between 8-12mins of time.
Who can fly? Anyone of reasonable health and who can get in and out of the basket can participate. Each participant (or parent/guardian for those under 18 years of age) must sign an Agreement to Participate / Waiver of Responsibility for tethered ride passengers provided by organizers. before being allowed to participate in the event. The pilot & crew always reserves the right to limit who or how many can get into the balloon basket.