Between the International Balloon Festival and me, well, it's a real family affair! Being a native of Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu, it is with pleasure and pride that I accept this year the honor of being the ambassador for the 30th anniversary of the festival that I grew up with!
Why are the flights early in the morning or at the end of the day? (except in winter)
You can fly in summer and winter but, the only being difference is that in winter, we can fly at any hour of the day, whereas in summer, the flights are early in the morning or in the beginning of the evening.
A hot air balloon can fly due to the fact that the warm air is lighter than the cold air. Summer days, when the sun warms the ground, there is a phenomenon which, according to the thermal capacity of elements, creates more or less warm zones and whirlwinds which represent a risk for us. Flying early in the morning and at the end of the day, the ground is cold enough and the thermal phenomenon are practically absent, what allows us to fly safely.
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