For your Flight Training Experience, you enjoy the inflation, launch and final landing as a passenger, but during the flight your pilot-in-command will invite you to take the controls, and act as pilot of the balloon. Balloonists refer to this as “logging burner time”.
Under your instructor’s guidance, you will experience the surprising challenge of simply flying level; and depending on your interest and capability you will have opportunity to follow his lead in almost every phase of flight from inflation to takeoff, ascents to descents, approaches and maybe even landings.
At the conclusion of the flight, you are presented with a balloon pilot’s log book, and invited to make your first entry as pilot of a hot air balloon.
If you wish to continue your training and work towards a pilot certificate, Liberty Balloon Co. offers ongoing flight training and a wealth of materials, expertise, and teaching experience to help you achieve your goal of becoming a save and capable pilot.