Yadkin Valley Hot Air Balloon Ride

Soar Over East Bend During a Scenic One-Hour Hot Air Balloon Flight

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$248

Yadkin Valley Hot Air Balloon Ride

Soar Over East Bend During a Scenic One-Hour Hot Air Balloon Flight

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Discover first-hand the thrill of riding in a Hot Air Balloon during this exciting airborne adventure over Northern North Carolina.

The fun begins when you meet with your Pilot in East Bend, just about an 30 minutes northwest of Winston-Salem. He will escort you to the best launch location in the Yadkin Valley for the day. You will then have the opportunity to aid in the unpacking and inflating of the balloon’s envelope. Once fully inflated, you and the rest of the passengers will climb into the balloon's basket and get ready for your scenic airborne adventure to begin. Throughout the flight you will enjoy views of the picturesque Yadkin Valley scenery below. Float above the tree tops and wave at the onlookers below as you soar peacefully during this Ballooning Adventure.

At the conclusion of your flight you’ll enjoy a complimentary champagne toast. So whether you are looking for a unique gift or for a way to celebrate a special occasion, this Winston-Salem Balloon Ride is the ticket!

Who Who
The Yadkin Valley Hot Air Balloon Ride Xperience Certificate® is for one participant. You will be joined by additional participants on the flight.

Guests Guests
This experience is not suitable for non-paying guests.

LocationLocation
North Carolina, East Bend

When When
The East Bend Hot Air Balloon Flights are offered seven days a week year-round, subject to availability. Balloon rides take place at Sunrise, and flight times will vary upon the time of year the flight is scheduled.

duration Duration
The Hot Air Balloon Ride Over Yadkin Valley includes a 45 to 60 Minute Flight and has a total duration of approximately 3 hours.

Weather Weather
The North Carolina Hot Air Balloon Rides may be rescheduled by the Pilot due to high winds, heavy rain, fog or other inclement weather.

What to wear What to wear
Dress comfortably; flat, solid closed-toed shoes and layers are recommended for this open air adventure.

Additional Information Additional Information
Participation in the Hot Air Balloon Experience is limited to individuals weighing less than 220lbs and less than 6'5" tall. Participants must be able to stand for a minimum of 90 minutes, should be at least 8 years of age and also a minimum of 4' tall. Individuals who are pregnant, have broken bones or other physical conditions which are considered unsafe conditions are not eligible to participate.

Participants are required to sign a Liability Release Form prior to flight.

Additional InformationITEM/SKU NUMBER  XD-1551-001

Cancellation Policy Cancellation Policy
All changes to reservations for the Yadkin Valley Hot Air Balloon Ride Experience require seven (7) days advance notice.

Xperience Certificates® cannot be exchanged once a reservation for the experience has been made.

Price Price: $248


Who Who:
The Yadkin Valley Hot Air Balloon Ride Xperience Certificate® is for one participant. You will be joined by additional participants on the flight.


Guests Guests:
This experience is not suitable for non-paying guests.


When When:
The East Bend Hot Air Balloon Flights are offered seven days a week year-round, subject to availability. Balloon rides take place at Sunrise, and flight times will vary upon the time of year the flight is scheduled.


duration Duration:
The Hot Air Balloon Ride Over Yadkin Valley includes a 45 to 60 Minute Flight and has a total duration of approximately 3 hours.


Weather Weather:
The North Carolina Hot Air Balloon Rides may be rescheduled by the Pilot due to high winds, heavy rain, fog or other inclement weather.


What to wear What to wear:
Dress comfortably; flat, solid closed-toed shoes and layers are recommended for this open air adventure.


Additional Information Additional Information:

Participation in the Hot Air Balloon Experience is limited to individuals weighing less than 220lbs and less than 6'5" tall. Participants must be able to stand for a minimum of 90 minutes, should be at least 8 years of age and also a minimum of 4' tall. Individuals who are pregnant, have broken bones or other physical conditions which are considered unsafe conditions are not eligible to participate.

Participants are required to sign a Liability Release Form prior to flight.


Additional InformationITEM/SKU NUMBER  XD-1551-001


Cancellation Policy Cancellation Policy:

All changes to reservations for the Yadkin Valley Hot Air Balloon Ride Experience require seven (7) days advance notice.

Xperience Certificates® cannot be exchanged once a reservation for the experience has been made.


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Question: I've always been curious how a pilot "steers" a Hot Air Balloon?

Answer: You don't actually "steer" a hot air balloon in the traditional sense. A more appropriate term would be that you ride or sail with the wind. The wind speed and direction varies at different altitudes, so by varying your altitude you can change your direction. Of course, in the end you are essentially going where the wind takes you. This is why the pilot will have different landing areas in mind before you launch/

Question: I purchased a hot air balloon flight for two in North Carolina and thought this would be the perfect opportunity to propose to my girlfriend. Can I get a flight plan from the pilot before we go? I'd like to look for place to put a "Will you marry me?" sign the night before.

Answer: Unfortunately you can't guarantee a flight path in a Hot Air Balloon. The balloon does not have power and where you end up depends on which way the wind is blowing that day.

Question: I get cold pretty easily. How high does the balloon soar and can I bring a bag with extra clothes in case I get cold?

Answer: The balloon soars to around 2000 feet. Surprisingly the temperature does not fluctuate that much from the ground, so you can dress appropriately for the season that you are booked. Additionally, because the balloon is pushed by the wind, you don't have to worry about wind chill. This is a sunrise balloon flight so as the day warms up you are more likely to shed layers than need to put more on. Because of limited space in the balloon basket, you are not permitted to bring extra bags.

Question: I was thinking of purchasing a Hot Air Balloon ride for my brother who uses a wheelchair. Is this handicapped accessible if I go to help him into the basket?

Answer: Unfortunately you must be able to climb into and out of a 4 foot basket on your own and this experience is not recommended for anyone with physical conditions which are considered unsafe. There is not a lot of room in the basket and you must be able to stand for 60 minutes. You also do not know where you'll land and may need to jump out quickly on hilly or rocky terrain.

Question: I just bought two certificates for our first Hot Air Balloon Ride over the Yadkin Valley for me and my wife. We would like to book it for a Saturday this May. She hates waking up early, do they offer any midday flights?

Answer: No, this is only offered in at sunrise. The best weather conditions for ballooning are in the morning as the day starts to warm up. Hopefully the excitement of ballooning will help you get out of bed the morning of your flight. And just think, you'll have this "bucket list" item under your belt before 9 am!