Who Can Fly? - Ballooning Canterbury

Who Can Fly?

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Ballooning is suitable for all sorts of people.

We have no upper age limit but ballooning is an outdoor sport requiring a degree of agility. We recommend that people should be fit enough to climb in and out of the basket and to stand for about an hour.

If you are a first time flyer or are slightly nervous, don’t worry – we will look after you. We want you to have the most fun and enjoyable experience possible.

We use partitioned baskets specially designed to ensure safety, comfort and a superb view.

Children are welcome and must be accompanied by a paying & consenting adult. The child must be able to see over the edge of the basket. Their height must be a minimum of 1.1 m high. Infants are not permitted. A child is aged 12 years and under.

Weight restrictions:
Because a hot air balloon is a lighter-than-air aircraft, it is limited to the total number of kilograms it can lift. Weight limitations vary according to the outside temperature, humidity, and the number and total weight of the passengers and pilot on board. It is extremely important for flight planning that we have accurate weights, it is a legal requirement that each person must be weighed before the flight.

Please note the maximum weight for each passenger is 130 kg. If you are heavier than this please contact us directly to discuss the options to accommodate you.

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