February 16, 2007, Newsletter Issue #52: Hot Air Balloon Safety

Tip of the Week

Is ballooning safe?

Balloon pilots need a commercial pilotīs licence (fixed-wing) to fly hot air balloons.

* They must have at least 35 hours of flight instruction
* Attend ground school for basic aviation training
* Pass a written test for hot air balloons and have a flight check.

So as long as the pilot is qualified you are in very safe hands. In fact the hot air balloon pilots are so skilled at piloting a balloon that they can brush the bottom of the basket across the tops of a bush so gently that the occupants can pick a leaf as a souvenir of your hot air ballooning experience.

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