Bruges Ballooning – daily hot air balloon flights over the historic city of Bruges.

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19/2/2017
One more new balloon for Bruges Ballooning

New hot air balloon for Bruges Balloon flights

8/2/2017
New season from half March 2017

Bruges Ballooning will be back in the air, flying their balloons over the historic city of Bruges, from half March, 2017.

13/2/2016
New season from April 4th 2016

Balloon rides over Bruges, Belgium start again from April 2016...

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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.