Hot Air Balloon Safety
Hot air balloons are considered by many to be the absolute safest form of air travel. From 2000 to 2016 there were only 21 hot air balloon fatalities. For a vehicle that takes people into the sky that’s highly impressive. But even so, there are still risks involved in flying one. So it’s important to take precautions to make sure that your ride isn’t the one that happens to go wrong. Lerner and Rowe Injury Attorneys has a list of safety precautions you can take to keep yourself safe during a hot air balloon ride;
- Wear warm protective clothing that doesn’t restrict movement
- Wear supportive, close-toed shoes that can help you keep your balance when you land
- Listen carefully to any instructions your pilot gives you before takeoff, during flight, and as you land
- Steadying yourself as the balloon descends and paying attention to your surroundings
- Keep in mind that you may be required to lean or squat to help make for a smooth landing for everyone on board
- The wind can make a hot air balloon ride unpredictable, so always prepare for the worst
There’s a lot of enjoyment that you can get from a hot air balloon ride. It’s very relaxing and fun to be had flying above the world. As long as you’re not afraid of heights that is. But even though hot air balloons are very safe, it’s important to know what you can do to be even safer. So if you have the urge to float high above the ground, make sure you know how to do it safely.
As always, if disaster strikes, SERVPRO of Springfield and SERVPRO of Morgan, Cass, Macoupin & Montgomery Counties are always here for you. We can be reached 24/7 at 217-528-7775.