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Hot Air Balloon Ride Oklahoma City

We fly year round in the NW Oklahoma City area weather permitting. We generally fly at sunrise in the hotter months and 2 1/2 hours before sunset in the colder months. We get to fly once or twice a week (that's all mother nature allows in Oklahoma) and we don't get to pick which days the weather will cooperate so please be patient and be as flexible as you can with your schedule.

Flights are scheduled on a first come, first served basis. You can choose a specific week to start planning if you have a date you prefer. Once you are signed up, check with us any Wednesday to see what the forecast looks like for the week and we can make plans from there.

If you want to try for a specific date, we can schedule it as the first try, but understand it may have to be rescheduled if the weather doesn't cooperate.

 Hot Air Balloons can fly during 2 parts of the day, when the sun is low in the sky, launching at sunrise in the summer and 2 hours before sunset the cooler days of the year (when afternoon temperatures stay below the 80s) Sunrise Sunset Times. We fly year round when the winds are light, 8 mph or less (depending on your age and health).

 When we agree on a day that looks good for everyone, we will confirm the weather forecast the evening before and Email the meeting time and place.

That morning I will get up first and check the weather, for afternoon flights I will check the weather 2 hours before our meeting time.

 When we get to the meeting site, we will look at the winds by letting a helium filled balloon go as a test and watch its speed and direction. If everything still looks good, we all get in our chase vehicle with balloon in tow and head up wind a few miles to launch the balloon. Don't worry; we will bring you back to your vehicle.

You will begin by helping inflate the balloon, for the full experience and it's appreciated by the volunteer crew as are tips.

We fly for a few miles and about an hour (plan to spend about three hours for the whole experience).  It all depends on the wind. Steering a Hot Air Balloon is done by changing altitude to find slight changes in the wind speed and direction so no two flights are the same. We will find the best landing sight ahead and tell the others in the chase vehicle following us where we are landing by radio (no cell phones allowed). They will meet us and help us pack up the balloon and then we will drive everyone back to the meeting site.

 Restrictions:

Must be 42 inches tall. Minors must be accompanied by a parent and sign consent form. You need to be able to stand in the basket for an hour and hold on tight during landing unassisted.

Landings can be a bit bouncy, and you will be required to climb into and out of the basket (let us know if you think you will have any problem climbing over the side quickly but safely).  Although it's not quite like an amusement park ride, the list of reasons you should not ride are the same. (Recent surgery, back, or knee  problems, pregnancy, etc.)
We can accommodate people that shouldn't have a rough landing, but scheduling is more difficult and up to the weather to give us a day with winds under 5 mph. Like most adventure activities, we require a signed Release of Liability from all passengers.

Clothes and Shoes appropriate for a nature walk. We may need to walk through mud or tall grass. (long pants and no open toed shoes or heels) also there is a possibility of ink like stains from the burner condensation so donít wear your favorite clothes. Cotton is best and in layers so you can adjust to the temperature as the morning warms up. The temperature in the basket will be warmer than the temperature on the ground. If you would wear a jacket or sweater on the ground, then you will want it in the balloon until we are flying.

No shirt, No shoes, No service. Management reserves the right to refuse service to anyone.

Please note, we are not a nation wide "discount" ticket seller. Be careful dealing with these companies who don't have a balloon and only sell tickets.
We are the Balloon owners and I am the Pilot.

I hope this answers your questions. If you would like to discuss it in more detail, feel free to EMAIL OR TEXT us at

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Keith Mills, Shawndel Mills, Heather Mills
Free Spirit Balloons, LLC
109 Vandiver Ln.
Piedmont, OK. 73078

Sign up early so you can get on our flight schedule, working with the weather limitations can take a while.
Purchase information can be found on the Pricing page.

 

Thanks

Keith Mills

Free Spirit Balloons

Hot Air Balloon Ride Oklahoma City
   

 

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