About The Balloon Flight
|A Sky Waltz experience as narrated by a customer|
A recent ad said, “When was the last time you did something for the first time?” Well, I just did. I took my maiden flight in a hot air balloon with Sky Waltz. And I don’t think I’ve really come down to earth yet!
Our Sky Waltz Experience began pretty early that morning, when their cheerful crew came and picked us up at our hotel. My friends and I were brimming with anticipation and threw a barrage of questions at the crew, which they answered happily.
Soon, we reached the launch site and were greeted with a scene of bustling activity. The mammoth balloons were being unwrapped and we immediately whipped out our cameras to record this unusual sight. We met our pilot, who then got busy lighting what looked like a flame-thrower and the fire began to heat up the air inside the balloon. The fabric swelled out majestically, the balloon became upright and our air chariot was ready for us.
We were helped into the basket – I believe it’s called a gondola – and made ourselves comfortable. Then, it seemed as if someone released the invisible ropes that tie us to mother earth, we swayed a little, there was a sudden flare of flames above us… and we were up, up and away.
We were lifted gently, watching the earth fall away below us. Soon, we were flying over forts and castles, craggy mountains, sandy stretches and green plains. We dipped down to kiss the waters of a limpid lake, then floated up again. We flew over towns and villages, even spotted a herd of deer. None of us had ever seen the world from this perspective. There’s no rush, no urgency, no whirring of engines. It’s peaceful, serene and incredibly beautiful.
There’s no feeling quite like it, nothing on earth that can match the magic of floating on air, the sense of being at one with the sky and looking down at a world that is looking up at you!
Before we knew it, our hour-long flight was over and we reached the landing site. The retrieval crew was on hand to receive us and we each got a Certificate of First Flight duly signed by the pilot.
The pilot told us that Sky Waltz has sourced the balloons from the most renowned companies of the world. Their pilots are from Europe and the USA, with thousands of hours of balloon piloting behind them. (Besides being really friendly!) The ground crew has been trained and equipped to match the standards of the best crews internationally.
Their safety norms are identical to those followed anywhere in the world. The entire project has been set up under the advisory services of well-known consultants from overseas. We had booked our flight through our hotel, but you can also book flights on their website or through travel agents.
Sky Waltz gave us an exhilarating, soaring, unforgettable experience. As we were leaving, my friends and I turned to each other and said, “Okay, when are we Sky Waltzing again?!”