The Flight

Each hot air balloon flight is custom tailored to the weather conditions of the day by our experienced pilots. We schedule our flights just after sunrise seven days a week, year-round. We prefer to fly at daybreak because the morning winds are generally the calmest of the day, the wildlife is most often seen, and besides there is no better way to start the day! During the summer months and in early fall we’re often able to get an impromptu flight in a couples hours before sunset.

Our flights average just over an hour in duration during which time we’ll travel anywhere from 2 to 15 miles depending on the wind speed and directions we encounter flying at various altitudes. During the flight the pilot will vary the balloons’ altitude from tree top level, a height that allows one to reach out and commune with nature, to heights of several thousand feet, where one may look out in a visual sweep, and see much of southern New England. Whatever the altitude, lighter-than-air-flight offers a truly unique flying experience.

Spring and summer flights are abound with a luscious green carpeting on the hills and in the valleys of New England. Fall foliage in Litchfield is renown from ground level. Imagine observing the vibrancy of autumn from aloft? Winter flights offer the uninhibited views of the landscape and wildlife. Every season offers a special uniqueness and beauty, which makes flying in a balloon a perfect year-round endeavor.

Click here to read more about what to bring and wear on your balloon flight or click here to read more about what to expect the day of your flight.