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!
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!
The chief pilot for Liberty Balloon Company is also the certified FAA flight examiner for western New York. Should you choose to continue training, we offer a student certificate, which allows you, when you have been deemed ready by your instructor, to fly solo!