BALLOON RIDE INFORMATION
This is to confirm your scheduled flight(s) at the Quick Chek New Jersey Festival of Ballooning. Please review the below information and let us know if you have any questions, contact Meghan Wisniewski at firstname.lastname@example.org, 973-882-5464, or 800-HOT AIR 9 weekend of festival.
CHECK IN TIME AT RIDE TENT:
Check in for AM RIDES: 5:45AM AM FLIGHT TIME: 6:30AM
Check in for PM RIDES: 5:15PM PM FLIGHT TIME: 6:30PM
Where to Check-in? Check in will be at the Balloon Ride Tent. A map is on the reverse side of this sheet which shows where the ride tent is located on the field.
What to Wear? Dress comfortably for outdoor activity: closed-toed, flat shoes suitable for a walk in the woods (no sandals, heels or open-toed shoes please) and comfortable slacks (no shorts or skirts) are highly recommended. Layers are suggested as our dawn flights may start out chilly and grow warmer as the sun comes up and the opposite for our sunset flights. We strongly recommend a baseball cap or other type of hat as some radiant heat from burners overhead may be felt.
How long is the flight? Your adventure will begin when you check in with our ride tent and are assigned to a pilot. From there, you will be escorted onto the launch field and be surrounded by up to 125 hot air balloons all-preparing for lift-off. Once your balloon is inflated and ready to go, you will be lifted off the ground to fly amongst the clouds. Your flight will last approximately 20-45 minutes depending on the weather and suitable landing spot, you will be gently placed back on the ground. Your pilot will pack up the balloon and drive you back to the festival grounds in the balloon chase vehicle. The whole experience can take anywhere from two to three hours, but it will be an experience that you will never forget!
TICKETS/BOARDING PASS- YOU MUST bring your mailed boarding pass or pick it up at the will call booth. You also need a general admission ticket for each person to enter the festival grounds. This is not included in the purchase of the balloon ride. If you haven’t already purchased tickets, you need to buy a general admission ticket online at www.balloonfestival.com, at the gate or a Quick Chek store.
On-site, you will check-in at the Ride Tent and your pilot will be assigned. IF YOU DO NOT HAVE YOUR BOARDING PASS, YOUR FLIGHT WILL BE FORFEITED! After check-in you will be directed to the pilot area, you will wait here until you see a person holding a sign with your pilot’s name on it. This person will escort you to the balloon.
□ Plan to arrive on time and account for travel & traffic (particularly on Saturday evening)
□ Fill out the (*) top portion of your boarding pass
□ Sign the waiver on the back of the pink copy for pilot
□ DON’T FORGET TO BRING YOUR BOARDING PASS or pick it up at will call
□ DON’T forget your general admission ticket
□ Check in at the Ride Tent