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Crewing for Magic Carpet Ride

If you are interested in volunteering to crew for one of our balloon flights sometime, please contact us at Fly@MagicBallooning.com and we'll answer any questions you may have and provide you with the needed information to get you started.

Safety First:

  • Always listen to your pilot's instructions - his first priority is keeping everyone safe
  • Don't get tangled in any ropes or handling lines
  • Don't wrap or tie any lines or ropes around you
  • Keep loose objects (scarf, clothing, fingers...) clear of the fan

Crewing Responsibilities:

  • Pre-launch: Crew working at balloon festival
    • Remove balloon system from chase vehicle
    • Help lay out balloon system for inflation
    • Help with crowd control if needed
    • Help with inflation
    • Turn off inflator fan
    • Provide weight on basket after balloon is standing
  • Post-launch:
    • Pack up all items still on the launch field (i.e.: fan, gloves, ropes,....)
  • Chasing:
    • Keep the balloon in sight as much as possible
    • Communicating with the pilot via the radio
    • Navigating (i.e.: map reading, determining which roads to take)
    • Arrive at landing site about the same time as the balloon

      Crew streaming envelope
  • Post-landing:
    • Obtain landowner's permission to enter their property whenever possible...
    • Pack up the balloon system
    • Be a part of the after-flight "champagne toast" and celebration

Sun Dancer hot air balloon in flight
Sun Dancer in Flight

Balloon News

Hot Air Balloon Kiteboarding

The newest kind of mixed breed isn't a dog, but the combination of hot air ballooning and kiteboarding.

Perrier made a commercial that's really fun to watch! If only all our flights were just ilke this.
Perrier Commercial

You think you want an adventure? Here's a tourist hiring a hot air balloon for flying in the arctic next to icebergs!
Iceberg Flying

Watch actors Gregory Harrison and Brooke Elliott take off in our balloon, originally aired on August 30, 2009 (8th episode "Crazy") on the new hit TV show
Watch video clip from
Drop Dead Diva


To schedule your flight, go to our flight request form or call us at (770) 436 - 9960.

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