Cancellation.

In the event of cancellation of the flight due to bad weather conditions, we will refund all money paid in full. 

What kind of equipment do you use?

All our balloon equipment meets the highest standards and is manufactured by Kubicek Balloons&Airships Co. in the Czech Republic. We use sturdy four-wheel drive Nissan "Navarra" ground support vehicles for retrieval of the equipment from the fields. 

What are the main parts of a hot air balloon?

A hot air balloon has three major parts: the envelope, the burner, and the basket (or gondola). The basket is where passengers ride. Usually made of wicker, baskets protect the occupants and are lightweight and flexible. The burner is positioned above the passengers' heads and produces a huge flame to heat the air inside the envelope. The envelope is the colorful fabric sheath that holds the hot air. When the air inside the envelope is heated, the balloon rises. To descend, the pilot allows the air to cool and the balloon becomes heavier than air. The pilot has complete control of the up-and-down movements by controlling the heat in the envelope. 

What are envelopes made of?

Rip-stop nylon is the most common material, but polyester and other fabrics are also used. The fabric around the lower opening (called the mouth) of the balloon are usually made from a fire resistant material like Nomex, similar to the suits that firefighters wear. 

What is a balloon basket made of?

Woven wicker is used because it is lightweight, flexible and easily repaired. It also looks attractive! 

Are all hot air balloons alike?

All hot air balloons consist of a burner system, a basket and an envelope. The differences are in the shape and size of the envelope, the deflation system, the basket shape and design and the configuration, design, and number of burners. 

What fuel do balloons use?

Our hot air balloons carry up to 80 liters of propane in stainless steel fuel tanks. 

Are there age restrictions?

The range of passenger ages may differ from 8 to100 years. The children with the minimum height of 1,30 meters are accepted on board. 


How high do balloons fly?

Balloons normally fly below 1500 m, all within Georgian Aviation Regulations. At these altitudes you will be able to observe people and animals below you, since time appears to stand still for awhile. 

What happens if the burner goes out?

If the burner goes out, the first burner will be reignited. If that does not work, there is a second burner that can be relied on to fly the balloon. If that fails, there is a third burner! If there are no burners, the balloon will land at about the same rate as a parachute. 

How do passengers stay in basket?
 

Passengers normally stand in the basket during the flight. But don't worry, the basket is chest high!