COMMERCIAL & LEISURE FLIGHTS
The most popular use of hot air balloons is obviously for commercial leisure flights where members of the public
book flights and go up in the balloon for a ride.
Ballooning proves to be very popular with people of all ages as it such an enjoyable, different experience. Commercial flights can vary
with the amount of passengers travelling, from smaller flights with 3-4 people, up to large flights with 15-20 or so passengers.
You can get a full run down of what a hot air balloon flight will be like, from our
section. Most flight operators will run from places outside of built up areas to ensure that the scenery will be
enjoyable for the passengers.
This is not necessarily set in stone though, as some hot air balloon flights will specifically be launched from cities or large towns so
that the passengers will be able to survey the area from above. These city trips have sometimes been used by Geography students wanting
to look at land structures and city layout from a birds eye view. This can help them see how a town has been built up over time and
where the core areas of growth and development lie.