Yolo Ballooning Adventures is committed to providing a safe, affordable and memorable ballooning adventures for each of our guests. We are the ONLY company doing flights exclusively out of Yolo County. By offering rides to a smaller group of passengers, we are able to provide the attention each of our passengers deserves.
The coldest part of your morning will be on the ground! Come dressed in comfortable layered clothing. Walking shoes and a hat are also recommended and of course don’t forget you camera.
Our pilot will meet you at Turkovich Family Wines located at 304 Railroad Ave, Winters, CA 95694. There is free parking available on site. Please check your confirmation email for the specific departure time for your flight..
Your pilot will choose the launch location on the morning of your flight based on the weather conditions of the day. Our launch sites are in Winters, Yolo County Airport (near Davis, CA) and out of Woodland.
Absolutely, statistically flight is the safest form of transportation and ballooning is statistically the safest form of flight. Believe it or not, getting in and out of the basket is the most dangerous part of the whole flight! Yolo Ballooning Adventures has skilled and experienced pilots and crew with impeccable safety records so you are in good hands.
Balloons fly best in cool, calm, stable air which in the Sacramento Valley is usually just after sunrise. Our meeting times will vary throughout the year to reflect the change in sunrise times.
Our state-of-the-art balloons are certified to carry anywhere from 2 to 10 passengers per flight.
Of course! Check out our ‘Exclusive Private Flights’ options.
The envelope is typically constructed with fire-treated ripstop nylon or dacron that meet specific manufacturer requirements. This material is lightweight but very strong. The baskets are made of rattan, each one individually woven by hand onto a rigid frame.
Most balloonists enjoy low-level flight. The typical balloon flight would be anywhere from tree level to approximately 2,000 ft. The world record for altitude in a hot air balloon is 64,997 feet.
It depends. Factors like outside air temperature, weight being carried in the basket and weather determine the duration of the flight. Normally, the balloon carries enough fuel to remain aloft for a 1 hour flight plus a sizeable reserve fuel supply.
No. Because the balloon moves at the same speed and direction as the wind, passengers experience no sense of motion.
It is not “steered” in the conventional sense. The balloon moves with the direction of the wind. However, winds tend to stratify in differing directions and altitudes. A balloonist uses these varying currents to guide the balloon to an appropriate landing site.