Hot Air Balloons are considered aircraft regulated under the same Federal Aviation Administration bylaws as any other type of aircraft. A balloon pilot can only be certified by the FAA once he or she has passed a written exam, successfully completed a number of hours of instruction and performed a solo flight as well as one to a specific altitude. Today’s hot air balloon heat the air by burning propane, the same substance commonly used in outdoor cooking grills. The optimal wind speed for balloons is 3-5 miles per hour with a maximum safe wind speed of 10 miles per hour.
This information is included on a decorative tag with each pillow shipped.