Where to fly a hot air balloon in Ukraine

  • I would be in heaven: where to fly a hot air balloon in Ukraine


    On November 21st, 1783 a balloon rose in the air from the garden of the castle de la Myuet in the western suburbs of Paris. Aboard were the young director of the Paris Museum of Science and the army officer Marquis d'Arland.


    They spent in the air about 25 minutes, and flew about 10 km during this time and landed in the open near the road to Fontainebleau. It was the first time in the history of the long flight in a balloon.


    Today, to rise into the air, you do not have necessarily to go to Paris and look for an inventor. Rides with the balloons are possible in many cities of Ukraine. If you are planning a trip to Ukraine and want to have some romantic moments with the dream women from Ukraine, or simply enjoy the beautiful scenery, it would be convenient for you to know where you could book trips with balloons.


    The balloon: when you are able to fly


    From March to November you can fly only from morning or evening, but in winter you fly in the day. Typically, all depends on the weather: one does not fly with the balloon in heavy rain and wind, and when the speed of the wind higher than 5 m / s.


    Depending on the physique of the passengers and the size of the balloon, the balloon can take for a drive from a man to six people. The flight usually lasts one hour.


    After the exciting flight in the sky a traditional inauguration is realized for the people who went in the air for the first time.


    Balloon: where to book the trip


    There are a large number of Ballooning companies in Ukraine. For example, in Kiev you reserve a beautiful way air rides over Makarov, Belaya Tserkov, Chernigov, Kamenetz-Podolsk, Lviv, Theodosius, Kherson. There are also companies that offer other air directions. The geography of flights could be: Kiev, Vasilkov, Pereyaslav-Khmelnitsky, Belaya Tserkov, Dnipropetrovsk, Kamenetz-Podolsk, Kherson, Crimea, Kharkiv.


    Balloons – which festivals to visit


    When the sky above the city is filled with hundreds of colorful balloons, it takes your breath away. This is a very exciting show. One can observe it in Ukraine only in some regions.


    Balloon - festival "Cup of Podolia"


    The four-day festival in Kamenetz-Podolsk has taken place annually since 1998 here. It is traditionally held in the second half of May. 10 to 15 balloons fly over this beautiful medieval town that lies on the banks of the picturesque canyon of the river Smotrych.


    In the morning people fly usually from 6:00 to 09:00 and from 18:00 to 20:00 in the evening.


    In February in Kamenetz-Podolsk takes place an interesting festival "Lyutnevі pryhody" - "February adventures". This is a combination of balloon tracks and off-road racing.


    The team consists of two parts: one is in the air, the other one on the ground. They have to coordinate their actions in a short time to achieve the target. The format is very unusual, but extremely interesting.


    Balloon - festival "Cup of Kiev"


    At the end of May it has become a tradition to see the balloons in the sky over Kiev. These days, to the capital come teams from all over Ukraine and neighboring Russia, Poland, Belarus. The reason is the festival of balloons "Cup of Kiev."


    End of August in Vasylkivskiy district takes place an international festival of balloons "Povіtryanі adventure". During the festival are held various charitable action, flight demonstrations, evening shows and other events.


    Usually you have a chance even to fly for free at such festivals. For this you need to know which clubs are participating in the festival. After that you should apply directly to them and ask if they have an opportunity to drive around the people at a demonstration.