Our Frequently Asked Questions will help you answer all the questions that you might have on Ballooning, and Ballooning with Air to Air Africa! Please read through it carefully.
Can anyone fly in a balloon?
How long is the flight?
Large groups requiring two flights are about 40-45 minutes
Do we need to book beforehand?
What are the various activities and how much do they cost?
How do you know how many passengers a balloon can take?
- Two per compartment up to 8 passengers
- Three per compartment up to 12 passengers
- Four per compartment up to 16 passengers
We can also accommodate much larger groups.
What do we need to wear & what to bring?
Where do you launch from?
Why do we serve Champagne after a flight?
What are balloons made of?
How is the balloon inflated?
The balloon envelope is spread out on the ground and attached to the basket and burner frame. Initially, cold-inflation is done using petrol-driven fans to pump cold air into the envelope for about 20 minutes. Once the envelope’s mouth is large enough, the burners can be used to heat the air inside the envelope. Continued heating causes the envelope to rise above the basket and bring it upright.