To reserve a flight

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Reserve now for a Hot Air Balloon flight!

Click to fill out the online reservation form or phone us at 450-346-6000 or the balloon info line at 450-347-9555 to book your flight!

Please note that as of Thursday, August 8th 2013 at 11:59 PM, the desired date for the flight will be 2 or more days as of the date of reservation. As an example, if you want to reserve a flight on Monday, August 12th, you must do it before Saturday, August 10th at 11:59 PM.

Mornings

Flight time: 6 a.m. in the launching parks, weather conditions permitting. (Please note that you have to present yourself on the International Balloon Festival site and that the transport to the launching park is assured by your pilot's chase crew, you won't have to use your own vehicle.)
Arrival time on the site: At the Laurentian Bank Passenger Zone at 5 a.m.
Rate: 170 $ per person, taxes and administration fees included.

Evenings

Flight time: 6 p.m. at the International Balloon Festival site, weather conditions permitting.
Arrival time on the site: At the Laurentian Bank Passenger Zone at 4 p.m.
Rate: 210 $ per person, taxes and administration fees included. Including one (1) entrance ticket and one (1) parking ticket with each reservation made before July 31st, 2013.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

Do we have to be in a good physical condition to fly?

Passengers must be in good health and be able to climb up into the gondola by themselves. For security reasons, people who suffer from back pains, heart conditions, who are less than 4 feet tall, pregnant women and passengers under the influence of drugs or alcohol will not be allowed to fly.

By accepting to fly in a Hot Air Balloon, the passenger holds the International Balloon Festival and the pilot harmless and accepts the inherent risks of such an activity. You will have to sign a non-liability sheet before your flight.

Can I choose my Hot Air Balloon?

No. The booking system does not allow our passengers to choose the wanted Hot Air Balloon and neither pilot’s language.

Where do I take my flight?

Mornings: You must follow the VIP entrance signs that will get you on “Chemin du Grand-Bernier” and follow the instructions to the Parking for the morning passengers. You have to present yourself at the Laurentian Bank Passenger Zone at 5 a.m.

Evenings: You must follow the Public entrance signs as a normal visitor, pay your entry and parking fees or give your tickets if you have reserved before July 31st. After that, present yourself at the Laurentian Bank Passenger Zone at 4 p.m.

Morning and evening: You must show your flight certificate at the Laurentian Bank Passenger Zone. The person in charge will give you your boarding pass to present to your pilot.

What should I wear?

It’s really important to wear shoes in which you’ll be comfortable (sandals and high-heel shoes are not recommended). Remember that you will be standing for all the duration of the flight. Morning and evening are a bit cooler so plan to bring a windbreaker or an extra jacket. For flights in the morning, you can wear boots to keep your feet dry if there is some dew on the ground. In the evening you can wear long pants since landings in a field often occurs at a time when mosquitoes appear!

How long does the flight last?

A flight lasts approximately 30 minutes to 1 hour depending of the weather at the real takeoff time. As a passenger, you should plan up to 3 or 4 hours of your time for the duration of the whole activity (meeting your pilot, preparing the equipment for the inflation, take-off, flight, landing, store away the equipment, traditional ceremony and back to the starting point.)

What happen if a flight is cancelled?

If your morning flight is cancelled due to bad weather, you can book another flight during the 2011 event, or get a refund. Otherwise, you will lose your flight and won’t be refund for it. However, for those who will not be on the site at the time of arrival, no credit and refund will be given. If your flight is cancelled in the evening, an entrance ticket will be given to passengers leaving the site before the beginning of the evening show at 8 p.m.

Where are we gonna land?

It’s impossible to plan where we are going to land exactly. The strength and the winds direction show us the area where we are going without further. Usually, we land on a ground where we can obtain the owner’s authorization, for example, in a field nearby a road to make the balloon recovery easier.

How do you get back to your starting point?

During the flight, the pilot is constantly in radiocommunication with his team on the ground also called chase crew. The chase crew follow him everywhere and when the balloon lands, the team is on the spot to help the pilot to pack up the balloon envelope and put all the equipment back in the trailer. Then, everybody get in the truck to go back to the starting point.

Can I bring my camera or take pictures during the flight?

Of course! And we highly recommend you to bring it to immortalize these magic moments.



For any question:
Contact Valérie Doucet
(450) 346-6000 #234 or online: valerie@montgolfieres.com

HAVE A GOOD FLIGHT !