On arrival at The Farm Byron Bay you will meet with your pilots and ground crew team. Feel free to ask any questions you may have as you sign in for your flight and place your breakfast order. See how the pilot checks the morning’s local winds conditions and listen while he or she gives you a short flight briefing.
Hop aboard our vehicles as we travel out to the morning’s chosen launch site. This is determined by your pilot and depends on the wind direction on the morning. With over a dozen launch sites to choose from, your experienced pilot will be able to determine the most suitable launch site for the day’s conditions to ensure you have the best possible flight. Once you arrive at the launch site it only takes around 25 minutes for the balloon to be inflated, heated and standing upright ready for boarding. You are welcome to help with the setup of the balloon or simply stand back and take photos as your aircraft takes shape and comes to life.
As the sun rises over the ocean you will ascend into the sky in your colourful balloon. Your balloon will float gently along the breeze; in your basket you will feel completely secure with virtually no sensation of movement. During your flight you may find yourself drifting just above the treetops then, moments later, effortlessly ascending to heights of 2000 feet or more. Make sure you have your camera ready to capture views of the Byron Bay region from a perspective like no other.
LANDING & PACK UP
Depending on the wind speeds on landing, your balloon may touch down with the basket up-right and the balloon above your heads or, in a light breeze, the balloon basket may drag a short distance, with the basket coming to rest on its side. Both landing types are completely normal and lots of fun. The Balloon Aloft Ground Team will be on hand to greet you as your balloon lands. Join in as we deflate the balloon by squishing the air out or feel free to stand back and take photos of all the fun.
We’ll then return to The Farm Byron Bay where your morning experience continues with a delicious Celebration Breakfast at Three Blue Ducks Restaurant. Relax and enjoy an award-winning barista coffee with your fellow passengers and your pilot as you celebrate one of the most exhilarating adventures of your life. Your Digital Photo Album will be sent to your mobile or email over breakfast.