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Address
Istiklal Cad. No:7
50400 Urgup/Nevsehir
Phone
+ 90 384 3414688
Fax
+ 90 384 3414888

 
 


ABOUT BALLOONING


PILOTS

The pilots are licenced from the Turkish Civil Aviation.

All of them have accumulated valuable experience piloting large passengers balloons in Europe and America over the last 23 years.

They are the most experienced balloon pilots in Turkey.
 


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IS IT SAFE?

Basically hot air ballooning is one of the safest forms of flying. Serious accidents are rare. The technical systems are very simple and there is almost nothing that can go wrong. Many people who experience claustrophobia on an airplane, feel very comfortable in the balloon basket during the flight.

INSURANCE & LICENSES

All passengers are fully insured and the balloon operation in Turkey is licensed as a Commercial Air Transport (License number 1997/18).

LENGHT OF THE FLIGHT

There are two types of flights:

The Deluxe Program: about 1 hour and 30 minutes

The Sponsored Short Flight: about 1 hour

The whole experience lasts 3 to 4 hours, so you will have the rest of the day to enjoy the many attractions of Cappadocia.

 

ABOUT  THE  FLIGHT

A hot-air balloon flight is unique from all other forms of flying as there is no sensation of motion and vertigo is almost never experienced.

The prevailing winds are analysed carefully at different elevations in order to select a take-off site that will provide the best flight-path possible. The pilot ascends and descends to find air currents that are moving in the desired direction. Balloons can only travel with the wind, but the skilled pilots can direct it throughout the flight and it often appears as if the balloon was steered!

Once aloft, you will not notice turbulence or wind as you become one with the air currents. The basket hangs montionless in the air-mass in which it is suspended. In the calm conditions in which we fly there is nothing that can make the basket sway and the sense of movement is much more subtle than an elevator ride. The feeling is one of peace as the balloon is drifted over treetops and floats over the countryside. Some passengers describe the sensation they feel during the flights as "tranquil and romantic", while others describe the flight as "gentle and calm."

Passengers normally stand in the basket during flights however, those passengers who need to be seated can be accommodate too.

The balloon is welcome to land in the many open fields in the area. The pilot will begin the gentle descent when he finds an appropriate landing site that is accessible by the ground crew.


The deep canyons and lush fertile valleys of Cappadocia provide the balloons with an ideal playground for a unique and memorable flight; gentle winds carry it over places that could never be reached except by balloon.

 Ballooning can be such a fun!




FLYING SEASON

The season begins once the weather becomes reliable on March and continues right through until November.

WHAT TO WEAR?

Ballooning is an outdoor activity, so you should wear whatever you feel comfortable. The sort of clothing that  you would wear for a walk however, for women, climbing into the balloon's basket can be uncomfortable in a dress or skirt.

 
 

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Price Information

DELUXE PROGRAM
1 Pax
EURO 230


SHORT FLIGHTS PROGRAM
1 Pax
EURO 160




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