Do you need a license to fly a hot air balloon?
In order to fly a hot air balloon, you must secure a pilot’s license by attending lessons with an instructor and meet requirements based on your country.
How much does it cost?
Ballooning is an expensive sport/hobby. Getting a license for one is no different. The exact cost depends on the training service you go with, but on average, you can expect a private license to be at least $2,500.
The main two expenses that make up the total cost of a license is the training itself and the equipment used during the training.
Having a competent and helpful instructor is the most important part of the training, and therefore, what costs the most. Don’t try to skimp on an instructor just to save a few bucks, a quality instructor will benefit you in the long run.
Assuming you do not own a balloon, you will aslo have to rent one along with the necessary equipment. If you are savvy, you may be able to find a good deal, but once again, don’t skimp out. Choose quality over price.
How to get your license
Depending on your location, the requirements to secure a license differ.
Where to buy a balloon
If you are looking to buy a balloon before you secure your license, or you have your license and are now looking to fly your own balloon, you can order a balloon online using our order page. It allows you to browse the highest quality envelopes and baskets.