The state of Kansas, commonly referred to as the sunflower state, has a large variety of characteristics that make it an optimal choice to embark on a hot air balloon adventure in.
Because of the variances in landscape in the outlying areas, you have the potential to literally fly over a load of varying types of communities. If you elect to spend majority of your balloon flight out in western Kansas, where the land is so flat and open that you can truthfully see for miles and miles, you’ll have the opportunity to spot ghost towns and farming areas, whereas in the eastern portions of the state, closer to the Missouri line, there are areas that offer a more varied landscape with lakes and hillsides.
While you’re engaging in your hot air balloon flight, you may want to take a minute to make a mental note of some of the interesting landmarks and attractions you should have the potential to spot from your unique vantage point. Like the Famous Gunfighters Wax Museum out in Dodge City, or perhaps head over to Junction City and take in the Atomic Cannon, a cannon designed to shoot a nuclear missile such a lengthy distance that it would destroy its target before incinerating itself. Or if you’re interested in something from way, way out in left field, you can try and see the hole that “Boston” Corbett lived in following him killing John Wilkes Booth, the man who assassinated President Lincoln, after he and several other soldiers tracked him to a farmhouse. He was ordered to capture Booth, but he shot him through a crack in the farmhouse, because of him acting in a threatening manner, or so he says. In 1878 he moved to Kansas to live in a house for a short period until he literally dug a hole in the ground, and from that point on, called it his home.
Regardless what you happen to do or see while ballooning in or visiting the state of Kansas, we’re sure you’ll have an excellent time doing it.
HOT AIR BALLOONING WILL SEEM AND FEEL UNIQUE FROM EVERY OTHER EXPERIENCE IN THE SKY.
Balloon rides go on in the early morning and late evening. At these times it won't be excessively heated outside and the landscape will be that much more remarkable. For the night owls out there, the rides at sunset normally take place two or three hours before sundown.
COMFORTABLY COASTING ALONG, IT WILL FEEL LIKE A FLAWLESSLY STILL MOMENT WITH THE WORLD AROUND YOU.
The moment you are flying you will find yourself anywhere somewhere between 500 and 3,000 feet above the ground. Sometimes, if the weather is just right, your pilot can take you up as high as 10.000 feet. Now should you find yourself wondering, balloons don't truly follow a particular path. Typically your balloon will end up travelling somewhere between 2 and 5 miles over the course of roughly an hour.
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Leaving behind the ground in a hot air balloon is a trip into pure fantasy. From man's first journey into the sky, the hot air balloon still delivers an experience like no other.
In your everyday life, it's just about the destination. There is just so much to work on that you rarely get the chance to unwind. Finding yourself out in the world and over the woods changes everything. You are one with the sky in a serene moment beyond the grip of time. Over the breathtaking countryside that only Kansas can deliver, you are free.
The extraordinary adventure begins with the lift off as the heaters deliver life to the balloon. As soon as you reach the delicate wind set in the light of sunrise or sunset, all will be quiet. You are traveling high in the sky, completely invulnerable. The breathtaking views of Kansas will be just below the basket in which you stand. With our accredited hot air balloon captains, your adventure will be secure and first-class. Your concerns remain on the ground.READ MORE
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The very first tale of man reaching the sky was in a balloon. From the very first flight in the 1700's, hot air balloons have stood the test of time.
While the times have definitely adapted, hot air balloons are remain an uncomplicated endeavour. A massive, colorful balloon is overhead, full of air heated by burners.
Just as there are all sorts of reasons for hot air ballooning, the balloons appear in all sizes and shapes. Hot air balloons are pretty accommodating too, having the ability to transport as many as 16 people in one go. Having said that, balloons will commonly suit 4, 8, 10, and 12 people at a time.
Balloons filled with hot air is a fairly unique way to fly, and the way it functions is actually pretty neat. The reason you get to enjoy a tranquil and amazing view from up above is because cold air is denser than hot. Filling up a balloon with hot air raises it right up over the cooler air up into the sky. Just like that, you're floating on air.READ MORE
This conveys your desire to live. If you have a request, something to make this journey that much more memorable, we can make it happen. Be it a happy memory in the making, or a chance to kick off a fresh stage of your life, this is your opportunity. Our reps are at the ready to address every questions you have.