Hot Air Ballon
Hot air ballon flight
Try out one of the most romantic means of transportation - a flight with a hot air balloon! Those who have everaken off the ground with a hot air balloon will not forget this experience for the rest of their life. Passengers are allowed to take camcorders or cameras to the air balloon and capture every brilliant moment of their journey. Nowadays people like flying across the surrounding areas and admire the beautiful views. Flights above water also become very popular. If you take a right launching pad location, you may fly above the dominant places. You have a great chance to see the Old Town of Vilnius, Trakai and other beautiful places in Lithuania from the bird’s flight.
Hot air balloon flights normally take place early in the morning (1-2 hours after the sunrise), and in the evening, 1-2 hours prior to the sunset. Any large enough and protected from the wind area can serve as a launch field for a hot air balloon flight. In Vilnius, we take off from Kalnu Park and from Vingis Park. In Kaunas — from the river junction, and from Aleksotas. We can also arrive to a location of your choice anywhere in Lithuania. A hot air balloon is prepared for the flight within 20-30 minutes.
The elevation and descent (touch-down) speed of a hot air balloon is rather slow; therefore you will not experience unpleasant sensations which normally bother you in a plane flight. The horizontal speed and flight direction are equal to wind speed and direction. Therefore, the pleasure of flying a hot air balloon is accessible both to children and to elderly people. The flight normally lasts 1- 1 ½ hours, and the flight altitude can vary from 1 to 1000 meters, sometimes even higher.
A flying hot air balloon is always escorted by a car, which picks up the passengers and the balloon after the descent, and returns them to the launching pad location. Persons undertaking a hot air balloon flight for the first time, are “ordained” into balloonist ranks by the crew, and receive flight diplomas.