So close, you can almost touch heaven!
A truly magical feeling of soaring gently with the wind experiencing “AHA moments”
Sedona’s natural wonders and many wildlife sightings completely delighted us. For the first time, I experienced the splendor of gliding over Mother Nature’s own beautiful and breathtaking panoramic Red Rock country.
The hot air balloon is the oldest successful human-carrying flight technology. It is part of a class of aircraft known as ‘balloon aircraft’. The first untethered manned flight was on November 21, 1783, in Annonay, France. Hot air balloons that can be propelled through the air rather than just being pushed along by the wind.
The balloon is a big parachute and is attached to a wicker basket. There is an opening at the bottom. Into that opening the burner shoots very hot air, as the hot air rises the balloon fills and lifts off the ground. However, the burner has to keep heating the air in the balloon or it will cool and fall (slowly) to ground.
To carry paying passengers a pilot must have his or her commercial pilot certificate. (This gave me a bit more comfort.)
Overall, a spectacular experience. I highly recommend everyone to put this on there bucket list. If the opportunity arises of course.