Video:Hot Air Ballooning in Phoenixwith Judy Hedding
A popular pastime in Arizona is hot air ballooning in Phoenix. Not only is it a beautiful landscape but hot air ballooning in Phoenix can be quite a thrill.See Transcript
Transcript:Hot Air Ballooning in PhoenixOne of the most popular activities for people who find themselves in the Valley of the Sun is hot air ballooning.
Hot Air Ballooning in PhoenixIf you live in the Phoenix area, if you are attending a conference in Arizona, or if you are simply in Scottsdale for a vacation you might want to consider this type of adventure for the unique perspective that you can only get in a hot air balloon. The Southwest U.S. is fortunate to have many days of sunshine, so no matter when you want to schedule a balloon flight, you've got a better-than-average chance of having clear and calm weather.
Who Should Go Up in a Hot Air Balloon?Who might enjoy a hot air balloon ride? This activity spans all age groups. Children who are old enough to not get fidgety, and tall enough to see out of the balloon basket are likely candidates as are octogenarians, and everyone in between. A hot air balloon ride is a popular attraction for convention attendees, or for managers conducting team building exercises. A balloon flight might make the perfect gift for a special anniversary. Have you thought about hot air ballooning for a family reunion? And if you are considering popping the question, it wouldn't be the first time it's been done in a hot air balloon. A hot air balloon ride is a great opportunity for people to have a special experience, even if they aren't extreme athletes or daredevils. Your only challenges are stepping over the edge of the basket and standing up for an hour. After that, all you have to be able to do is grin and tell your friends about the experience!
Find a Reputable Balloon CompanyThis balloon trip was filmed with Rainbow Ryders. Their balloon flights take place in north Phoenix and north Scottsdale. There are several hot air balloon companies in Arizona, so it is important to check the credentials and experience of the company before you make arrangements to fly with them.
Don't Want to Fly? Try a Balloon GlowIf you aren't interested in going up, up and away in a hot air balloon, you can still appreciate their beauty at a balloon glow event. In the Phoenix area, those are most likely to be scheduled during the winter months. Balloon glows attract thousands of people, and there are usually tethered hot air balloon experiences at those events where the children can get the feel of rising up in the balloon without going too far, for too long, or for too much money.
Learn more about outdoor adventures in the Southwest at About.com.
About videos are made available on an "as is" basis, subject to the User Agreement.