Tuesday, Feb. 13, 2018
This past summer I took my first ever hot-air-balloon flight with Capt. Phogg, and it was fantastic!
So I am TERRIFIED of heights! I absolutely hate being up high for any reason, and i feel all wobbly and sick to my stomach when im up high, but the balloon ride was amazing!!! I wasn't scared and didn't feel sick at all!!!!
My mother really wanted to take a balloon ride with me, so I was looking for the safest and best company to fly with, because I was so worried about my fear of heights making her ride a terrible experience. But when I called to book my flight Meredith reassured me and helped educate me about why a balloon ride is safe, and how you don't feel any motion in the balloon, because it moves with the wind. I will admit I was weary but booked the flight anyways. The reason I booked anyways was because of the fact that this company has been around for 50 years and they take safety very seriously when it comes to weather. The balloons needs really good weather in order to fly and if it's no good that day they will cancel the flight, and you just have to schedule a different day.
We only had to reschedule 2 times! So we got really lucky and the flight was amazing! I was so scarred when we first got into the basket, because I knew it was going to go up! So I was bracing myself and all of the sudden we were off the ground, and I didn't even notice, until we were above the building!!!!!!!!!! That's how smooth the take off was! I couldn't believe it!! And the flight was gorgeous!!! I wasn't scared at all while we were in the air!! The pilot was great too, Eric answered all our questions and would point things out to us. When it was time to land he let us know, and the landing was almost as smooth as the launch!!!!!
I HIGHLY recommend this company to EVERYONE and if you're like me and afraid of heights please do this, it will change your life!
Thank you Capt. Phogg Balloon team for making this the BEST experience I've ever had!