Here are the most frequently asked questions that we receive about hot air balloons:
You should wear whatever you feel comfortable in. There is really no need to dress up. You should wear the type of clothing that you would expect to wear if you be going for a walk the day of the flight. Women should wear pants or short. Shoes should have flat soles. Tall passengers may find a hat useful because of the radiant heat from the burners.
The Civil Aviation Administration controls ballooning with the same strict regulations that apply to airplanes.
Good question! The simple answer is that nobody knows, exactly! The pilot will have done flight planning before the launch to ensure that the forecast wind direction does not take the balloon towards an unsuitable area. S/he will use the different air currents at different altitudes to steer the balloon toward a good landing place. The pilot also closely follows agreements with local landowners.