Ballooning Bled, Ljubljana, Slovenia
Ballooning Bled – Join us in unforgettable flying adventure
Ballooning Bled, Ljubljana, Slovenia – Enjoy one of the amazing hot air balloon flights and allow yourself to soar through the air in total peace and tranquillity with Ballooning Bled.
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Informations about the flight
FLIGHT: When we get to the take-off place our ground crew and the pilot sets the balloon. If you would like to get an extra experience of ballooning you can participate voluntarily under the supervision of our crew. It will take us about 15 – 20 minutes and then you will board the basket and the pilot will take you into the wonderland of a balloon flight and memorable experience. We fly for about an hour and after that the pilot lands on a suitable landing place. Ground crew comes and packs the balloon. If you would like you can also participate in this part of the activity to pack the giant piece of envelope fabric back into the envelope bag, which was carrying you in the air.
MEETING POINT: At the agreed time early in the morning we meet at our meeting point or we pick you up from in front of your accommodation if you are staying in Ljubljana. At the meeting point you will check-in while the pilot is doing final planning for your flight. He will be assessing wind directions and speeds and deciding on which take-off place we will take you. He will also give you a short briefing of how the morning will unfold. Then he will submit the flight plan to Slovenian Air Traffic Control and off you drive towards your romantic adventure.
WEATHER CONDITIONS: Suitable weather conditions for conducting a safe balloon flight is that we have a stable atmosphere without precipitations, fog or strong winds. Final decision about conducting a flight or not makes the pilot who is also responsible for your safety and well being.
AFTER THE FLIGHT: After the balloon is packed we will have a traditional Balloon Ceremony with a glass of premium Slovene sparkling wine (Champagne) from cellar Istenic. If you meet all of the “conditions” you will be titled with the title of Honorable Baroness or Baron of the area the balloon was flying over. When finishing the Ceremony we will take you back to our meeting point where we will have a refreshing drink, coffee or tea and some small snacks. While you are enjoying the beautiful morning, your drink and snacks, we will hand written your Certificates, so that you have a proof that you are a Honorable Baroness or Baron. For those passengers that we picked up, we will take you back to your accommodation.
RECOMMENDED CLOTHING: Recommended clothing is the same as you wear it when you go out for a morning walk. We recommend that you wear sports clothing with sturdy shoes, possibly waterproof since there is usually morning dew on the field. Wear something warm as it will probably be cold when we start out. It might be a good idea to bring a hat of some kind as the heat from the burner flame can sometimes be quite noticeable. Also, you will need a pair of good, sturdy shoes
BOOKING: You can book a flight on this link. Flights can be conducted every day if the weather and availability permitting. Places are limited so we encourage you to make your booking early. The night before your booked flight you have to contact us to confirm your balloon flight due to weather conditions and we will also tell you the exact time and meeting point or arrange your pick up times.
TIME OF FLYING: Flights are early in the morning. Sometimes we can conduct a flight also late in the afternoon but it is highly unlikely due to usual unstable weather conditions in the afternoon.
The history of ballooning
Ballooning was the first successful documented means of manned flight. Hot air (Montgolfiere) and gas balloons (Charlieres) both had first flights in France in 1783, with the hot air balloon being the first to fly. The enthusiasm for the original hot air balloons soon waned, however, dimmed by the smoky fuels of the day which included straw, rags, and a variety of other less-than-wonderful materials. The scientists of the day believed that smoke and not hot air created the lift. And they may have been right for the wrong reasons. The porous fabrics used in the early balloons may have needed the carbon from the dirty smoke to seal the fabric pores to hold in the heated air that really created the lift. But hydrogen and later helium gas balloons became the standard for over 175 years.
Modern propane-fueled nylon hot-air balloons derive from an experimental balloon built under a Navy contract by Ed Yost and Raven Industries. This balloon, crude and underpowered by today’s standards, first flew in October, 1960. Joined by Don Piccard, a member of the family known for scientific research in gas balloons and undersea craft, Yost and Raven developed the classic side maneuvering vent, velcro rip-top deflation port sport balloon. (Piccard later broke away to form his own company.) A physics student from Minnesota named Tracy Barnes developed the parachute-top balloon, a design which combines the maneuvering vent and deflation port in a single automatically resealing vent at the top of the balloon.
Today, Raven balloons (now known as Aerostars) and Barnes-designed balloons (built by The Balloon Works) are the two most common balloons flown in the United States. Another major manufacturer is Cameron, a British balloon builder known for odd-shaped balloons including Forbes “Chateau de Balleroy”, “Sphinx”, and “Harley-Davidson” balloons. Cameron also builds a line of the more classical round balloons, with balloons for the U.S. market being built under license in Michigan. Other American balloon manufacturers include National, Galaxy, and Head balloons. Lindstrand Balloons, another British balloon line, is also manufactured under license in the United States.