Balloons have the least number of accidents recorded compared to any other aircraft.
Our Modern hot air balloons have many safety features built into the system. The cables attaching the envelope to the basket are kevlar - one of the strongest materials known to man which does not conduct electricity in the rare event of a power line contact. Our balloons have two separate and equal burner and fuel systems. Redundancy. Important in any aviation operation. The entire system is fully inspected by a trained and qualified mechanic every 100 hours.
A balloon is an aircraft. ANY aircraft has an element of risk, but those risks are mitigated by the training and safety mindset of the person flying it.
We attend industry approved safety seminars annually to ensure that we are operating with the latest safety information and to review any accidents that have occurred and analyze what happened and how it could have been prevented. ALL of these elements are important and all go together to make our balloon operations as safe as possible.
The safety of our passengers and crew is our first priority. All of our decisions to fly or postpone a flight will be based primarily on weather conditions. See our safety section