What does the weather need to be like to fly a balloon?

Fog, low cloud cover, rain showers, unsuitable (too strong) winds can force us to cancel and postpone the flight. Our experienced pilots decide if it is safe to fly. If the flight has to be postponed to another day we will discuss a new date with you that suits your agenda. Some basic hard weather criteria for ballooning are:

  • The surface wind should not be stronger than 10 knots (= 18 km / h)
  • The wind at 250 ft (80 meters) may not be stronger than 15 knots
  • The visibility needs to be at least 1500 meters
  • The cloud ceiling must be at least 300 meters above ground level
  • (thunder) storms in the vicinity of the area don’t allow us to fly

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