The most common choice for passengers looking for the core ballooning experience is the good old fashion hot air balloon ride. A hot air balloon ride can begin in any sizeable field of your choice. Often we're able to take off from our passengers' back yards, providing a nice aerial view of their homes. The ride usually lasts for about 1 hour to 1 hour and 15 minutes, depending on the weather and proximity to suitable landing places. During this time the balloon is guided only by the direction of the wind. The balloon can fly at a very large altitude range, from just over the tops of the trees, to thousands of feet in the air, though we usually cruise at an altitude of about 1,000 ft as it allows for a nice view of the countryside. After the flight we celebrate with a traditional toast with champagne and snacks, and our passengers walk away with fond memories that will last a lifetime!