Usually a hot air balloon can move in an hour from 3 to 18 kilometers.
In Vuela en Globo we use the national standard fuel: Gas Propane (LP).
The average weight of a balloon (envelope, basket, 3 tanks) is 250 kilograms, this depends on the size of the balloon.
Vuela en Globo has 3 different certified models:
CONDOR - 77 thousand cubic feet (2 passengers)
AGUILA- 144 thousand cubic feet (4 passengers)
ALBATROS - 180 thousand cubic feet (8 passengers)
Their height ranges between 25 and 30 meters.
This activity in national territory requires that pilots have a license. All the Vuela en Globo pilots have a valid license which is granted by the Directorate General of Civil Aeronautics (DGAC), which is dependent on the SCT.
The hot air balloon consists of three basic parts: the envelope, the basket and the burners. The envelope is made of very light nylon fabric with flame retardant and waterproof. Manufactured with approximately 1000 meters of fabric and 5000 meters of thread. The basket is made of wicker, which is strong and flexible.
Due to temperature differences, the air inside the enclosure is heated with the burner and therefore the molecules expand and become lighter than the air outside, which is colder and this causes it to rise. If the air inside begins to cool down or the air is ventilated, the balloon descends.
Hot air balloons are the safest airplanes that exist. You feel free to fly so high and touch the clouds or so low that you feel in your hands the touch of the cornfields.
In Vuela en Globo, we usually fly at a height of between 150 and 800 meters above the surface, but a hot air balloon can reach up to 10 thousand feet of altitude.
The balloon carries the speed of the wind. An acceptable speed is 3 to 12 km / h.
45 minutes to 1 hour
Yes, do not forget to bring your equipment to capture the best memory of your life.
To fly safely a very stable climate is necessary, this happens right in the first hours after sunrise, before the sun warms the earth and the wind starts to change.
If for climatological reasons the flight is canceled (winds above 12 km / h, rain, fog), you will be offered to reschedule it when it suits you best or if you want your refund a charge of 30% of the total cost of the trip will be made to cover operating expenses that are none refundable, such as insurance payment which is sent and paid before your flight.
For safety we will not fly if there are winds above 12 Km / H, rain or lack of visibility due to fog.
It depends on your doctor's advice, if you have a heart condition and want to fly, we ask you to consult with your medical specialist.
Yes. Vuela en Globo will have a previous talk with the passenger and who will accompany him during his flight so that he can enjoy it to the fullest, since extremely special weather conditions are required.
Yes, as long as they are over 4 years of age accompanied by an adult. Kids 9 and over are no longer considered Childers for date purposes.
We have balloons with different capacity, depending on the weight we select the balloon that takes flight, so it is extremely important that this data accurate to avoid passengers be left grounded, if total weight exceeds the BALLON allowance weight.
Yes, Vuelo en Globo will have a talk with the passenger and his partner during the flight so that they enjoy it fully, because water conditions must be suitable