Although it’s clear a little bit of fear before going up it is licit especially for those are approcching to this means for the first time , actually the balloons are the safest air means. If every activity has its own risks, it is also true that the balloon is one of the safest means of transportation ever, because it flies in almost perfect weather conditions and it never reach the limit, and all of this it is regulated by very precise rules dictated by the Civil Aviation Ministry of Transport.
It is very simple, the balloon flies early in the morning when generally the currents are sweet and there are no thermal winds and due to the the fact that the balloon is gently transported by the wind you can control it with safety without danger. Floating in the air where the choice of the quota is that of the currents that will move the ball, it goes up and down depending on the speed of the wind.
This flight is based on one of the physical principles that regulate our entire life on this planet, that is the hot air goes up and the cold air is at the bottom. Only a (impossible) change in the laws of nature and physics could change these dynamics, so those who are on a balloon basket are in a much safer place than many others on the mainland.
What if the balloon catches fire?
There is no way that the balloon catches fire due to the way the balloon engine is arranged. The only risk of this happening is if the balloon hits a power line, but as we said earlier the pilot has full control over the vertical movement (up and down) of the balloon and the chances of hitting the current wires. however, they border on zero.
The safety devices in modern balloons
Modern hot-air balloons and the strict regulations that govern them contribute to making the journey even safer.
The cables that attach the balloon to the basket, for example, are made of Kevlar, which is one of the strongest materials known to man. it does not conduct electricity in the rare event of a line contact.
Is it safe to fly if you are pregnant?
The altitude does not cause damage, however, it is generally not recommended to take trips when pregnant, particularly in the advanced stages of pregnancy as phases such as landing are a bit hectic. Better to do it first, or even better to wait for the baby to be born and grow a little bit and bring him / her too.
Is it safe to fly with bad weather?
In case of rain or wind, hot air balloons are not allowed to leave by law. Only when the climate is 100% safe for a trip is it possible to take off.
If you notice in Italy there have never been fatal accidents in hot air balloons, while in the streets, unfortunately, the statistics are different.