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Bugly!  Hot Air Balloon Rides! 

Here are a few points off their web site...

We at A Hot Air Balloon Ride in St Augustine, Florida ask - have you ever fallen asleep at night and felt the sensation of flying, floating freely above the earth viewing all of creation, only to be awakened to find out it was a dream? Well, dream no more!

Hot air balloon rides are one of the most unique and exhilarating experiences you will ever have. You will never forget your first balloon flight; it is truly an experience that cannot compare to anything else. Now you can experience the sensation of floating above Mother Earth with a breathtaking view of the world below. Just imagine the roar of the burners as you rise into the sky, the silence of floating, drifting with the winds. The sensation of flying over trees, lakes and streams is a unique, inspiring, and "uplifting" experience. This sensation of flight creates a still calmness to the soul with no comparison.

Hot air balloons are a timeless and unique form of flight. You donít feel the wind, you are a part of it, almost not even realizing you are moving. Hot air balloons drift gracefully above the terrain where peace and tranquility reign as you float over the tree tops. The incredible feeling of time suspended as the world drifts quietly below is one you will never forget. Yes, it is truly an amazing and wonderful experience, which can be enjoyed by all. Turn that dream into a reality by seeking the wonderment and grace of A Hot Air Balloon Ride in St Augustine, Florida! For many this is a once in a lifetime opportunity! Schedule a balloon flight today!

If you really want to make a lasting impression, a hot air balloon ride is the ultimate "unforgettable" gift.

Gift Certificates are available.

Highlights & Features of your Hot Air Ballooning Adventure:

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Hot Air Balloon Flights

The safest and most beautiful flying hours are just after sunrise when the winds are at their lightest. We can pick you up at your hotel approximately one hour before sunrise. At that time you will receive a special briefing by your Pilot-In-Command. After your briefing, we will choose a launch area, which varies depending on wind and weather conditions. The flight will last approximately one hour, but you will need to allow at least 3-4 hours for the whole experience.. After the passenger safety briefings are completed the hot air balloon will be prepared. As part of the experience you are always invited to help the crew if you would like. When all of the final safety checks are complete the adventure begins.

Weather Conditions

Hot Air Ballooning is very weather dependent. We need light surface winds, below 10 mph with no rain and good visibility. We always obtain the latest weather forecasts before making a decision to fly. Passenger safety and enjoyment are our prime considerations so if conditions do force a cancellation we will rearrange your trip for the next mutually convenient date.

What Do I Wear?

We recommend you wear casual clothing suitable for a country walk, including long trousers and flat shoes or walking boots. Dress comfortably, and preferably in layers, the early a.m. temperatures range from the 70ís and up in the summer. Dress for the weather on the ground in the winter months. It is usually warmer in the balloon due to the burners. Please bear in mind that fields may be wet or muddy. A hat may be needed for those who are a little thin on top as the burner gives out radiant heat. Don't forget to bring your camera and plenty of film.

Are There Any Restrictions On Who Can Fly?

There are no restrictions but you must be agile enough to climb in and out of the basket and stand for the duration of the flight. If you are in any doubt you should consult your family doctor. You should advise us of any medical condition. Children should be tall enough to see over the edge of the basket (4') and must be accompanied by an adult. Others in your group who wish not to fly may participate by riding in our chase vehicle for a nominal fee.

What Does a Hot Air Balloon Ride Cost?

Visit our web site for current pricing.  http://www.ahotairballoonride.com/

Note: Our trip was a couple of years ago so check with Dave for the current rates.


Reservations and Gift Certificates

Reservations can be made and gift certificates can be purchased over the phone with name, credit card and phone number. Vouchers are sent out with full details of how to book the balloon flight and once a date has been set you will receive a further information pack detailing our launch site and check in times.

Cancellation Policy

All flights are wind and weather permitting/subject to availability/48-hour advance reservations required. If Pilot has to cancel due to wind and/or weather, your flight will be rescheduled to the next mutually convenient day. If you must cancel within 24 hours, a re-booking fee, which will total half of your original fees, will be required. If, at your scheduled time to fly, you are no-call, no-show, your refund is voided.

Safety

Safety is our number one priority. We have gone to great lengths to provide the safest equipment possible. The pilot will brief the passengers on their safety and procedures. During the flight passengers are always encouraged to let the pilot know of other balloons, or obstructions such as power lines, fences, ditches, etc., that he may not be aware of. If you have questions, PLEASE ASK. There is no such thing as a "stupid question."

Hot Air Balloons are aircraft, and as with all forms of flight, there are possible risks. It is important that all passengers understand and realize these risks of personal injury, or loss of life, or damage or loss of property. The landings are most critical and when higher winds exist, the balloon may tip and drag, bounce along, etc. While this is not the typical "stand up" landing, it may happen. All passengers and crew members will be required to sign an "Acknowledgement and Release" form prior to flight. Our pilots have combined experience in ballooning of over 40 years and safety is our top priority. We fly seven days a week, as wind and weather permits.

Advertising and Sponsorship

Many organizations have recognized the value of aerial advertising. A hot air balloon serves as a floating billboard to display your logo and is excellent for building brand or product awareness. As well as advertising they can be used for corporate entertaining. Taking your clients, competition prize winners, and staff into the air. We can offer you a complete package from the specification of equipment to the detailed operation of the balloon. If you would like further information on sponsorship opportunities please contact us.

Order your Balloon Ride! Click Here! Make your Reservation Click Here!
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Upon completion of your flight, we will celebrate your adventure with a sparkling beverage toast where you can reminisce about your journey. You will receive a certificate of ascension and commemorative balloon pin. You will also be blessed with a special balloonistsí prayer and partake, in field, in our continental breakfast, which can include cheese, pastries and fresh fruits to commemorate the flight.

 

Some stories and testimonials of this trip!  Click Here!

Some of the views from the World Golf Village area:

From this point you can see the windmill traffic circle in the King and Bear in the upper right hand section.

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Center of this photo is the Lakewood section in the King and Bear.

The St John's River can be seen in the background.

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This is where we landed near the 14th fairway in K&B

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Home sweet Home!

What a Ride!!

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