New hot air balloon for Bruges Balloon flights
Bruges Ballooning will be back in the air, flying their balloons over the historic city of Bruges, from half March, 2017.
Balloon rides over Bruges, Belgium start again from April 2016...
Afraid of the COLD?
Why it is actually warmer in a hot air balloon.
Many people are a bit hesitant to buy a balloon trip because they think it will be very cold up there.
Now for some reasons, it is NOT.
First of all: there is a huge flame above our heads, keeping the balloon at about 100°C (200° F) and even if heat rises, still some of it benefits the passengers in the basket below.
Secondly: the radiation heat of the hot balloon envelope down to the basket, combined with the radiation heat from the burner, heats us too!
Third and more important reason: as you travel in a balloon, you are like a cloud; you fly WITH the wind, so you don't feel any wind-chill factor. Even if flying at 50mph, there still is no breeze whatsoever, to be felt in the basket. It is like being behind a glass window...
Fourth and equally important: on morning flights, the earth's surface is a lot colder, but only the surface. Once we climb as little as 200ft or 300f, we immediately feel a temperature increase of up to 15°. This is called temperature inversion, and it is present every morning!
So don't hesitate and join us for an incredible balloon flight over the heart of Europe.