Landing is the most exciting part of the hot air balloon ride. Our experienced pilot will look for a landing site based on the geography of the land and the time of day. The landing we have depends on wind speed and the terrain.
Types of Landings
Calm winds mean there is a chance for the hot air balloon to rest on the ground with little to no impact, which is called a “stand-up landing.”
Moderate winds are where the fun is, and your pilot may tell you to crouch down. He will then instruct you to turn sideways from the ground and ask you to bend your knees slightly to help absorb the impact.
The balloon may be pulled and turned sideways with moderate or faster, more robust winds. The gondola can help you brace and keep any injuries from happening.
When the balloon has come to a stop, if it is upright, the pilot will tell passengers to wait until some of the hot air is released. Letting hot air release from the balloon ensures the balloon doesn’t take off again when you try to get off. If the balloon lands sideways, the balloon will be deflated hastily, and you can climb out of the basket.
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