Geelong Flight Information
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We are commencing our flights in the Geelong area this 2018/2019 season. Fly over the second largest city in Victoria also known as the “Gateway City”. Boasting views of a mix of urban, rural and coastal areas. Our launch sites will vary depending on the wind direction on the day, choosing a location to take off and give you the best views possible on the day.
Your Geelong Hot Air Balloon Flight Includes:
One-hour (approx.) hot air balloon flight over Geelong
Delicious breakfast after your flight (optional)
One of Australia’s most experienced hot air balloon pilots and crew
Transport to and from the launch and landing sites
Learn about the history of Geelong and surrounding areas
Easy car parking at our meeting place
About the Experience
We start quite early to meet the sunrise, approx. 0400 in the Summer time and approx. 0630 in the Winter time. We meet around 1.5 hours before Sunrise at a convenient location which we will confirm with you prior to your balloon flight. We then drive you, in our vehicles, to the chosen launch site of the morning.
It’s all about the wind, we therefore have a variety of launch locations dependent on the wind direction of the day. Hot Air Ballooning require “Audience Participation” meaning if you are keen and able, there are many tasks for everyone to take part. Launch procedures take approx. 1 hour. Once on board, we gently take off, so gently it amazes passengers how it feels like we are not even moving – the notion of vertigo is virtually non-existent.
Hot Air Ballooning is not an adrenaline sport, it is a special kind of sport where we gaze and appreciate the sunrise above the horizon, witnessing the waking of the countryside and city at dawn. As an old English lady once said to us, “balloons are one of the few things built by humankind that truly enhance nature.” We enjoy what we do, and we aim to hear that you loved the morning you spent with us.
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What to wear and bring:
A warm jacket
Comfortable layers of clothing
Sturdy closed-toe shoes and warm socks. We will be walking on grass and parkland so heels are not acceptable. Your feet may get wet so bring a change of socks.
A hat, cap or beanie. The burners radiate heat, so we recommend a hat, or a beanie in winter.
Gloves in winter
Notes on clothing:
The coldest part of the morning is on the launch site, because a layer of cold air settles on the ground overnight. Once you are in the air above this layer, the temperature will rise and generally be very comfortable. Because the balloon moves with the wind, you won’t feel any wind chill. As a guide, our pilot flies with a t-shirt and shirt all year round, but bring layers for the launch site.