What to Expect - The Flight Process
Your pilots and crew will be on hand to welcome you when you arrive at the Canberra Hyatt Hotel at the designated time. See how the pilot checks the morning’s local winds conditions and listen while he or she gives you a short flight briefing.
Your adventure begins with a short trip to your launch site. This is determined by your pilot and depends on the wind direction on the morning. We have over a dozen launch sites to choose from all around Canberra. This is a good opportunity to get to know your pilot and crew and ask any questions your may have.
It takes around 20-25 minutes for the balloon to be inflated and standing upright ready for boarding. You are welcome to help with the setup of the balloon or simply stand back and take photos as your aircraft takes shape and comes to life.
As the new day dawns, you will ascend into the sky in your colourful balloon. Your balloon will float gently along the breeze, whilst in your basket you will feel completely secure with very little sensation of movement. During your flight you may find yourself drifting just above the treetops then moments later effortlessly ascending to heights of 2000 feet or more.
After approximately one hour you will be greeted by your ground crew as you touch back down to earth. The balloon is packed away with lots of laughs, then you hop back into our vehicles and we return to the Canberra Hyatt for a champagne celebration.