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!

Joey Scarpellino

Is it cold the higher you fly?

We lose 2 Celsius degrees for each 1000 feet of altitude. Therefore, if it’s 20 Celsius degrees on the ground, we will have 18 Celsius degrees at 1000 feet and so forth. Furthermore, like the hot air balloon is moving at the same speed as the wind, you’ll hardly ever feel the wind in your face during the flight.