Disclaimer! Please REAd before booking!!!
You are looking to purchase a Balloon Ride at a discounted rate, there are some things to understand prior to booking at this rate.
1. The Availability is not as open as a Shared or Private Flight, Please go back and click on the calendar to see the full calendar if you want a specific date.
2. You will not have the flexibility to reschedule for a day of your choice, as you could only pick from the limited calendar unless you upgrade to a Private Flight.
3. If you are busy people and your calendar is always full, This is not your option!
It is imperative to understand when selecting your date, there is no way for us to predict the following in advance. You may have multiple cancellations for these reasons (not in any particular order):
1. Neither we nor meteorologists would know WIND SPEEDS for that date
2. We will not know if it's going to be raining, fog or thunderstorms in the area
3. Winds can be too fast or in a bad direction at higher elevations; which could cause your flight to be shorter than 40 minutes to an hour
4. Poor wind direction that will cause us to fly over populated areas or towards the Newcastle Airport. (this is why launch locations can be moved last minute).
5. P.O.T.U.S - We never know when the President will be in town from week to week so we would either have to change our launch location 45 minutes away from our Home Location or we will have to cancel our flight while P.O.T.U.S is in town.
Please remember, the items listed above are not in our control by any means.
Also understand that our Pilots are trained on the weather and how it relates to ballooning. Please do not challenge our pilots on their decision to not fly as they are making the choice to cancel, based on "your" safety!