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Ballooning As A Sport?

Laurie Givin - Friday, August 14, 2015

Get this, hot air ballooning is actually a sport! And a popular one at that!! A lot of balloonists compete in races and try to outdo each other on speed records and duration distances. For example: fastest speed achieved in a balloon and longest duration in the air in a balloon.

The rush of ballooning as a sport is probably up there with mountain biking or wind surfing. A lot of the success depends on the weather and how the balloonist handles it; never knowing what it will be like up in the air - only guessing. 

Some enjoy the thrill of ballooning on unorthodox terrain as we can see above where the balloon is flying in arctic conditions. That sounds a little scary to us, but hey! Do what you like! 

So now you know that hot air balloons have more uses than one! Aside from leisure and sporting, they can also be used for weddings, advertising, corporately, & for promotions (special shaped balloons!). 

Check out all of our balloons and book your ride with us today! 


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