Hot Air Ballooning
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What are proper weather conditions for flight?
Ballooning is largely dependent on weather conditions. We fly only when conditions are good: calm winds, no precipitation and no atmospheric instability. The flights are early in the morning or late in the day, shortly before sunset. It is time to have the optimal conditions for this activity.
It is very important to be punctual on the day of the appointment. Ballooning depends on the weather: the best conditions are early in the morning, at dawn or late evening, two hours before sunset. So, in order to make the most of these time windows, we thank you for your punctuality.
Active ballooning season in Lithuania starts in April and lasts till October. During this time we offer rides over major cities as Vilnius, Kaunas, Klaipeda, as well as small gems - Trakai and Birštonas. During the winter we offer balloon rides, but it depends on weather conditions which usually are not very favorable.
How long does flight lasts?
In general, the flight lasts an average of one hour. However, it takes three to four hours for the whole adventure.
Age and height requirements
There is no minimum age to fly in a hot air balloon. We recommend that passengers must be at least 1m20 (4 feet) tall. Children under the age of 18 must be accompanied by an adult.
Physical condition requirements
Anyone wishing to fly in a hot air balloon must be able to stand up for the duration of the flight. We do not recommend activity for pregnant women, people with heart problems or anyone who has had a recent surgery. In case you have a doubt, consult your doctor. People under the influence of alcohol or drugs will not be able to board.
Confirmation for your flight
You will receive message about pick up or meeting time day before. For evening flights you will receive it early afternoon.
What happens if weather is severe?
If the weather conditions are too bad for the flight, we will reschedule it for another date. It happens on very rare occasions that we have to cancel the flight at the last moment, sometimes even just before taking off. Safety is our top priority.
Where is the meeting point for my balloon tour?
Generally we offer pick up from your hotel or apartments within time agreed before, but you can also use your own transport or reach launch spot by foot. Please make sure that you are not late for agreed time, because balloon take off time is strictly scheduled with airport traffic control.
When and how we should pay for the balloon tour?
You will be able to pay after the tour in cash or credit card.