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All of out flights are approximately one hour. This can be a little longer or shorter due to weather, safety considerations or landing site availability. All takeoff and landing decisions are the final decision of the pilot in command.
All flights include champagne or sparkling grape juice for the post-flight-celebratory toast as well as a personalized first flight certificate.
During the Summer months we strongly recommend morning flights due to the heat and the better chance of smooth weather. In the Spring, Fall and Winter months we fly morning and evening flights.
Balloons fly right at sunrise and two hours before sunset to get the best weather possible for a flight.
We typically fly on weekends year-round. Weekday flights may be accommodated with prior scheduling if pilots are available.
Hot air balloons are weight limited depending on the size of the balloon and the outside temperature.
Palmetto Sun balloons believes in a private experience for our passengers, so most of our balloons only take 2-3 passengers. We do have larger balloons available for larger parties if requested.
Passengers should be able to stand for the entire flight and not have any recent surgeries or illnesses that would prevent them from fully participating in the flight.
Comfortable, weather appropriate clothes are always the best option. Closed toes shoes are highly recommended since we tend to be in fields and areas where open toed shoes are not the best option.
Hats to protect from the heat from the burner and sunglasses are good options.
Shorts are ok, but remember, we may be in fields and areas where there may be tall grass, briars, etc.
Don't forget your camera!
Water will be provided during and after the flight.
Our primary flying area is in the Simpsonville, SC area but we regularly fly in Anderson, SC and Shelby, NC.
We participate in balloon events all over the country and the upcoming events list is on our main page.