BALLOONING IN THE SMOKIES IS A POPULAR
OUTDOOR ADVENTURE FOR AGES 8 AND OLDER
Hop aboard a hot air balloon at the foothills of Great Smoky Mountains National Park. On a 1 hour flight, you will be able to view rolling farm land and stunning 360° scenic views. From your aerial vantage point you can view Cherokee Lake to the north and Douglas Lake to the south, with the majestic Smoky Mountains in the background.
Your balloon is piloted by an F.A.A. certificated commercial pilot and instructor. Flights are scheduled for early mornings or early evenings — the times of the day when the winds are calm and predictable, making for the safest and most pleasant experience possible. You will meet just before sunrise or approximately 2 hours before sunset. The actual meeting time will change depending on the season.
The balloon normally flies below 1500-2000 feet above ground level. Flight altitude may vary each day, based on wind direction and what you feel comfortable with.
You should plan to set aside approximately 3 hours for your entire ballooning experience including meeting, pre-launch set-up and inflation of the balloon, flight, landing, and pack-up.
Smoky Mountain Balloon Adventures