We are ranked as one of Australia’s most professional ballooning companies and have been widely recognised as amongst the best of Brisbane’s tourist attractions. You can find out detailed flight information , our balloon flight prices , read about the balloon flight experience and what some of our past passengers have to say about us in their testimonials ! You can even check out examples of our exclusive ‘BALLOON-CAM’ inflight photos in our photo gallery or book your flight or purchase a gift voucher online. If you prefer to have your enquires answered personally then you can call our office on (07) 3423 0400.
How do Balloons Fly?
Hot air balloons use the basic principles of gravity and cold & hot air. We use an inflator fan to fill the balloon envelope up with cold air, then we use burners to heat it up with hot air to make it stand upright. Once in the air when the pilot wants to descend, he lets the air in the balloon cool. When he wants to rise, he heats the air up again. This is very helpful when the pilot wants to catch the higher or lower winds in order to change their direction. This is also how the pilot steers the balloon.
Science, technology, engineering and math come together with history in a seamless, one-of-a-kind voyage through time. You’ll find yourself in the middle of Lafayette, Ind., in the year 1859, to explore the history of manned flight, discover the rigors of airmail by balloon, and get a closer look at all the work required to lift a balloon into the sky. The culmination of this experience is the ability to step into the gondola of our tethered balloon, and be lifted 350 feet over Conner Prairie. (See balloon ticket prices below.)
Our 1859 Balloon Voyage is presented by Reynolds Farm Equipment.