Answers to Frequently Asked Questions!


How do I Book my flight?

All of our flights are by reservation only. You can reach us at the following numbers or send us an email to schedule your flight.
(406) 600-8999
(406) 599-3111
brittany@montanaballoon.com
colin@montanaballoon.com

How much does a hot air balloon ride cost?

Bozeman: $250 per person
Big Sky: $295 per person

Where do you fly?

Our current flying location is Gallatin County, Montana serving two flying locations: Bozeman & Big Sky.

Where do you meet for your flight?

A meeting location is determined the night before your flight based on local weather conditions.

How many people can fly at one time?

Our balloons hold as many as 10 passengers per flight.

Are your pilots licensed?

Yes! Please see our TEAM page for more information on our crew and their experience. All of our team members are part of the FAA-DOT drug and alcohol screening program.

How high do you fly?

Our normal flight altitudes range from 200' to 2,500' above the ground.

What if I'm afraid of heights?

No worries! More than 85% of our passengers consider themselves afraid of heights in some fashion or another. For those that are adventurous enough to take the first step, 99.9% of them will come back to the ground and ask us when they can fly again! The reason is simple, there is no turbulence, no swaying, no wind and no motion what so ever.

What conditions prohibit flight?

Ballooning is strictly a fair weather sport. Assuming good visibility, the key consideration for a safe flight is wind speed. Generally a launch will not take place if wind speeds exceed 8 mph. The reason? High winds can cause unsafe conditions when the pilot has to land the balloon. Rain, surrounding storm systems or high winds are typical weather conditions that will prompt us to postpone and reschedule a flight.

Do I have to sign a waiver?

Yes, each person flying in the balloon will need to sign a waiver and minors (under 18) must have written parental or legal guardian consent to fly in the balloon.

How do you schedule your flights?

Singles and couples will be paired.

When do you fly?

Flights are conducted shortly after sunrise when surface winds are the calmest.

How do we get back?

Our first class chase crew will follow the balloon until it lands and bring everyone back to the launch site.

How far do you fly?

Every flight is different and distance is determined by the wind. Normal flight distances are between two and twenty miles.

How long is a flight?

Flight times are generally between forty-five minutes and one hour and fifteen minutes.

Can I bring a camera?

Absolutley! We'd probably give you a funny look if you didn't.

How do you make your fly / no fly weather decision?

We have access to 'up to the minute' weather and wind forecasting, provided specifically for flight related activities. On rare occasion you may note that our reports vary from radio or television weather forecasts. Please understand, due to the specific nature of our wind and weather requirements, we must make our "fly"/"no fly" decisions based on the weather reports provided to us by these sources.

What happens if something comes up and I cannot make my flight?

We have a strict 7-day cancelation policy, within which you will be responsible for payment. Please contact us prior to this timeframe if changes need to be made, and we will do our very best to accommodate rescheduling.

Can friends and family come along to watch our flight?

Yes, of course! However, we have limited space in our shuttle vehicles. Spectators will need to travel on their own, but are welcome to follow our chase crew. Please be advised that our crew's top priority is the safety of our balloon and its passengers, but we will do our best to accommodate family and friends who would like to follow.



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