GO WITH A PRO!
Below are a list of questions that would make a great start when wanting to book a balloon ride.
- Are you a member of the BFA/PRO?
The Professional Ride Operators (PRO) is a division of the Balloon Federation of America (BFA). PRO is an organization whose sole goal is to ensure safety, reliability, and accountability throughout the balloon ride industry. Operators who carry a PRO certification have agreed to operate their balloon ride companies under standards that exceed those set forth by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA).
- How long have you been operating/flying in the area?
- Do you have a commercial pilots FAA certificate?
- What Insurance coverage does your company carry?
Don’t hesitate to request a copy of our insurance certificate
- What is your safety record/accident history?
- Will you be flying our ride, or are you just a booking agency?
*Be sure you choose a reputable hot air balloon ride company with proven safety record. It is important to keep in mind when researching the company’s experience the number of reviews and ratings as well as the quality of the scores.
Along with PRO there are many other review sites that can be great resources, such as:
Trip Advisor, Google, Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, Better Business Bureau, Local Federal Aviation Administration Office, Local Convention Visitor Bureau and Chamber of Commerce.