We want to share the answers to questions we are frequently asked.
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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ's)
General Questions
Where do we launch?
How long is the flight?
Where will we land?
What should I wear?
How many people will be flying with me?
Why do balloonist typically end each flight with a champagne toast?
Do you need a license to fly a balloon?
Can anyone fly?

Hot Air Balloon Flying Questions
How high will we fly?
What makes a balloon fly?
When is the best time of day to fly?
Are there weather restrictions or timing restrictions for flying?
How far will the balloon travel?
Does it get cold up there?

Is it Quiet?

Do birds ever fly into the balloons?

Can you steer a balloon?

Balloon Construction Questions
What instruments do balloons have?
What are balloons made of?
What fuel is used to heat the air inside the balloon?
How is a balloon inflated?
Does Asheville Hot Air Balloons carry oxygen in the balloon?
How large is the balloon we will be flying in?
How long has Asheville Hot Air Balloons been in business?

Safety Questions
How safe is ballooning?
What about “vertigo” I am afraid of heights?
Can you smoke in the balloon?
Can passengers bring pets?
Can we drink alcoholic beverages in the balloon?
Can I take my children?

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