Hot Air Balloon ride in San Diego

Author: Julien  //  Category: Premium Fun and Entertainment, Premium Gifts

hot air balloon Take a hot air balloon ride in the San Diego Sunset! There are many companies in San Diego that offer hot air balloon rides at sunrise and sunset. From my experience prices start at about $80 dollars per person for a half hour balloon ride with a group of other people, and about $130 to $200 for a 60 minute flight (depending on where you take off from). Many hot air balloons launch from the Rancho Santa Fe, Carmel Valley, Del Mar, Carlsbad, and San Diego areas in the evenings and can be seen for miles. There are also flights that leave from Temecula that float over the Temecula wine country. These flights are often less expensive that flights in North San Diego County.

You can also charter your own private hot air balloon ride. This usually costs between $650 and $850 for a 1 hour flight for 2. Private chartered hot air balloon rides are the perfect setting for a marriage proposal or a special anniversary.

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Below you will find some details about the balloon rides offered by ?Hot Air Flyer? (one of the many companies that offer hot air balloon rides in San Diego).

Balloon rides include the following amenities:
-60 minute flight (may vary slightly with weather)
-Chilled beverages
-Continental breakfast (morning) or hors d’ oeuvres (evening)
-Transportation to launch and from landing site
-Free digital photo by email
-Aerostat flight diploma suitable for display
-Aeronaut post flight celebration
-Free Celebration Banner Displayed, Anniversary, Graduation, Proposal, Valentine
Private Balloon ride for 2, $675
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Here are some common questions people have before taking a hot air balloon ride:What to wear?
Please dress comfortably. Hats, gloves, closed comfortable shoes, and sunglasses are recommended. During the winter months, you may want to wear an extra sweater or jacket, as it is often cool before the sun comes up. Temperatures in flight are similar to those on the ground.
Why do winds fly in the morning and evening?
Winds are generally most favorable the first hours after sunrise and the last hours before sunset. The sun’s uneven heating of the earth’s surface causes strong, variable winds. In the morning, it takes a few hours for the sun to heat the earth’s surface enough to generate the thermal activity that creates wind. In the evening, the sun’s intensity has diminished enough to reduce winds to acceptable flight levels. Ideal winds are 3 to 6 mph.
How do balloons fly?
Balloons operate through the basic principles of gravity and heat transfer. As air inside the balloon is heated, it rises. As the air inside the balloon cools, it descends. To make the balloon fly, an inflator fan fills it with air, which is then heated.
Can you steer a balloon?
Winds determine a balloon’s direction. Balloonists can steer a balloon, to a limited extent, by adjusting the balloon’s altitude to make use of different wind speeds and directions.
What fuel do balloons use?
Sport hot-air balloons carry 20 to 45 galloons of propane in stainless steel fuel tanks.

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One Response to “Hot Air Balloon ride in San Diego”

  1. millman Says:

    Very Very nice information here… Thanks

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