How do you fly a hot-air balloon?
Once a hot-air balloon is in the air. All that you can control is whether the balloon falls or rises. The balloon rises by turning up the heat in the envelope; you can descend by opening the vent on top that allows cool air to rush in. Now that we have established ascending and descending, how do we steer? To become a master ballooner or impress your guide, you can move sideways by making the balloon fall or rise so that it can catch air currents that are blowing in the direction in which you want to travel in.
Now that you know the basics of a hot air ballooning. You can definitely impress the ballooners that you ride with. Tell our ballooner all about what you have learned when you go up with Firebird Balloons. Contact us today here or call at 623-282-2359.