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Cumhuriyet Mh. Kapadokya Cd. No:76 Avanos, Turkey
T: +90 384 219 26 43 F: +90 384 219 26 44
fly@atmosferballoons.com

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WHAT ARE THE BALLOONS MADE OF?

Balloons are made of durable, highly resistant and high cord curtain materials and stainless steel ropes. Baskets are made of traditional straws.

HOW IS THE BALLOON DIRECTED?

Balloons cannot be directed. However, different air layers can be transited through lifting up and down the balloon and with the help of winds from different directions a limited direction may be possible. This method is used while landing the balloon. This is like a 3D under way. The pilot lifts up and down the balloon by changing the air temperature.

WHAT IS THE ALTITUDE OF BALLOON FLIGHTS?

Balloon operators want to fly at lower altitudes in order to show every detail. Generally balloon flights start from tree height and goes up to thousands of feet. The altitude depends on daily weather conditions. The limits determined by the Civil Aviation authority are maximum 6000 feet in weekdays and 8000 feet at weekends.

HOW BIG IS THE AREA OF FLIGHT?

Most of the flights are carried out in an area of 5 - 25 kms, but this distance depends on daily weather conditions because balloons move in accordance with the direction and speed of the wind. Sometimes the balloon is landed to the area of departure with the impact of the wind. As the balloon rises, the speed of the wind may increase.

HOW LONG IS THE FLIGHT TIME?

Generally the flight time is 1 hour but it may change. Real flight time depends on weather conditions, flight direction and the availability of landing area. Only your pilot determines the best flight time.

WHAT CAN WE SEE AND HEAR DURING THE FLIGHT?

The best and most romantic way of watching the land surface from above is the most traditional way of flight: balloons. Moving during the flight is a great pleasure because the balloon flight depends on daily weather conditions. Therefore, you can see everything in your point of view. During the flight you can see the differences and textures on land surface which you cannot see in anyway. You cannot observe the sky and land surface in this way except balloon flight. During the flight you can hear dog barking, bird singing and even you can talk to people. Only the noise of propane gas increasing the air temperature of the balloon break the silence.

WHAT DO PEOPLE FEEL DURING THE FLIGHT?

You don't feel any shock or wind after departure because the balloon moves through air streams. The basket is hanged on the air mass. Under flight conditions, there is nothing shaking the basket. In other words, the movement you feel is less than the movement in an elevator. The only thing you feel when you fly over trees in the air is tranquility. There is almost no fear of heights and if our guests choose to do so, we fly at lower altitudes. Some of our guests define their feelings as peaceful and romantic while some others as polite and peaceful.

WHAT TO BRING TO THE FLIGHT?

Do not forget to bring and charge your cameras. It is a pleasure for our staff to take your photos during the flight. Moreover, you may need sun glasses and hats during the flight.

WHEN TO FLY?

We fly in the morning while sun rising because this time is the best time for a comfortable and balanced flight, soft landing and maximum lifting force. This time is also the best time for taking photos. The beauty of sun rise, colors and contrasts are wonderful.

HOW LONG DOES THE FLIGHT TAKE?

Under normal conditions we fly for 1,5 hours in Deluxe Programme and 1 hour in Standard Programme. However, the time between your transfer to the flight area and transfer back to your residence takes 3-4 hours. In other words, you have enough time to enjoy in Cappadocia.

WHAT IF THE FLIGHT IS CANCELLED DUE TO WEATHER CONDITIONS?

Please do not forget that hot air balloons depend on weather conditions. There are some factors we have to consider before making flight decision. Sunny and clear weather do not provide necessary conditions for flight. For a successful flight, some delays may occur. We are aware that cancellation disappoints you, but safety must be the priority. Flight decision is made by the Slot Services Center associated with General Directorate of Civil Aviation. Slot Services Center shares daily flight decisions via its website shm.kapadokya.edu.tr.

HOW IS THE WEATHER IN THE AIR?

Balloons do not fly at altitudes making the guests feel temperature changes. You don't feel good during the flight thanks to the systems increasing air temperature. The weather making you feel cold on the ground do not make you feel cold in the balloon even in a cold weather because the balloon in the air becomes a part of the wind.

WHAT ARE THE LEGAL RULES OF BALLOON FLIGHT?

All controls in this area are done by the Turkish Civil Aviation Authority and the flight certificates of all balloons are controlled by authorities.

WHO CAN FLY?

People between 6 and 90 years can fly. However, the passengers should be able to stand in the balloon during the flight, they should be able to get on and off the basket and understand and carry out safety regulations.

WHO SHOULD NOT FLY?

• People with a recent surgery
• People with serious waist and hip pain
• Pregnant women
• People with fragile bone structure
• Children under 6 years
• People in need of crutch support
• People with casts
• Nonsane people
• People having an unsuitable physical condition for landing position (approximately 5 min horse rider position)

If you have any questions except all these, please consult to your medical doctor.

WHAT TO WEAR?

You should prefer casual wear. You may need a sweater or coat heating you in the morning but you can wear off at a later time. We recommend you to prefer sneakers. If you don't want to be influenced by our heating systems in the balloon, you may have a hat. Shortly, you can wear in a way to feel comfortable. We don't recommend slippers and sandals. Rugging up is always the best wearing method.

WHAT IF I FEAR OF HEIGHTS?

Standing in a basket hanging to a balloon and standing on the cliff edge or on the roof of a high building are not the same. There is no basic line for measuring the altitude in the balloon. In the first place, this measurement causes psychological dizziness. Moreover, while flying, you don't feel the wind and movement. With the experience of long years, we can say that the most nervous passengers fearing of heights do not have any problems right after departure and during the flight.

WHY ARE BALLOON FLIGHTS EXPENSIVE?

• Hot air balloons are imported. The material used in balloon construction has lifetime. The lifetime of balloons depend on this material and after certain hours the balloon requires serious reparation or renewal. • Propane gas is used in hot air balloons. The price of propane depends on petroleum. • Being a legal operator is expensive. Obeying the rules of Civil Aviation involves insurances, approved and certificated devices, certificated services, several license costs, etc.

FLIGHT PROGRAMS

Atmosfer BalloonsTM provides two different programs to its customers; Luxury Program and Standart Program. We transfer our guests with our vehicles to our office.

• While our pilot pick the best take-off spots with regard to weather conditions, our guests finish the check-in formalities and enjoy their hot drinks and cookies.

• We transfer our guests to the selected take-off station. Under convenient conditions, our flight team includes the guests in all processes of flight preperation. Thepilots deliver detailed information on technical details of a flight, the flight conditions and security measures, before the take-off.

• The balloons rise between 5-1000 meters above the land in line with the flight conditions. You will smoothly fly above valleys and spectacular geographical figures. Non of the flights are identical with another as the balloons follow the course of the wind.

LUXURY PROGRAM

• The flight takes approximately 1.5 hours.
• In order to maximise the flight pleasure, small cabins that are fit to carry 8-14 pax are utilized.
• You will enjoy the traditional ceremony after the landing. Drink your champagne and eat your cake, while you chat with your pilots and take pictures of this glorious moment. We also provide each guest a flight certificate that is issued on their names, so that you may keep a reminder of this unmatched adventure.

STANDART PROGRAM

• Our cabins are fit to carry 16-24 pax. The flight takes between 45-65 minutes.
• You will enjoy the traditional ceremony after the landing. Drink your champagne and eat your cake, while you chat with your pilots and take pictures of this glorious moment. We also provide each guest a flight certificate that is issued on their names, so that you may keep a reminder of this unmatched adventure.

SPECIAL FLIGHT

Do you want to make your special moments like birthdays, anniversaries, wedding proposals and weddings unforgettable with a balloon tour full of surprises between beautiful Cappadocia Valleys?

• As Atmosfer Balloons we are inviting you to a Special Flight with your loved ones at your special moments.

• Our Special Flight guests can have their breakfasts before the flight preferably in the departure area or our dining hall.

• After the flight, champagne party is carried out in front of the basket decorated in accordance with the type of organization accompanied by various gifts and our guests take their certificates.

• If you want to realize your dreamy celebrations, please call us for more information…

ESSENTIALS OF HOT AIR BALLOONS

How do balloons fly? Balloons operate through the basic principles of gravity and heat transfer. As air inside the balloon is heated, it rises. As the air inside the balloon cools, it descends. To make the balloon fly, an inflator fan fills it with air, which is then heated.

What are envelopes made of?Rip-stop nylon is the most common material, but polyester and other fabrics are also used. The fabric around the lower opening (called the mouth) of the balloon are usually made from a fire resistant material like Nomex, similar to the suits that firefighters wear.

What is a balloon basket made of?Woven wicker is used because it is lightweight, flexible and easily repaired.
All hot air balloons consist of a burner system, a basket and an envelope. The differences are in the shape and size of the envelope, the deflation system, the basket shape and design and the configuration, design, and number of burners.
Winds determine a balloon's direction. Pilot can steer a balloon, to a limited extent, by adjusting the balloon's altitude to make use of different wind speeds and directions.

What fuel do balloons use?Our hot air balloons carry 60 to 110 gallons (120 to 200kg) of propane in stainless steel fuel tanks. We expect to use roughly 75% of the fuel during a single flight.

SAFETY MEASURES AND LANDING

How safe is the balloon?
Hot-air balloon is one of safest ways of flying. Serious accidents happen very rarely.

How high does the balloon fly?
Our balloons can get as high as 750 meters. However, we prefer to keep the vehicle nearer to the ground to maximise the guests’ delight. At lower heights, it is easier to enjoy the details of the environment.

What happens when the burner gets off?
First we try restart it. If not possible we replace it. At the worst case, we will sink to the level at the speed of a parachute.

What happens when a bird crashes into the balloon?
Usually, the birds fly away when they recognize a balloon, since the balloons are quite big. The envelopes are produced from a resistant material and even if a bird crashes on the surface of the envelope, it is bounced back. Balloon producers test the envelopes under risky conditions and it is ensured that the balloons can continue to fly even if the envelope has a big hole on it.

How long does it take to fill in the envelope with air?
An experienced land-team can prepare the envelope for the flight within 15 minutes. It takes the same amount of time to deflate and pack it after the flight.

RESERVATION AND CANCELLATION

• Our prices include the VAT.
• Children between 6-12 ages are due to 50 percent discount.
• Our guests are insured during the flight.
• Payments with Visa/MasterCard/Amex, travel cheques and cash in foreign exchange are accepted.
• As the availability of flights are totally dependent on weather conditions, your credit card information is controlled and recorded to reserve your seats, but the due amounts are not charged to your cards.
• In case the flights are cancelled, the guests will receive all prepayments back.
• All cancellations from your side should be sent in a written format 48 hours before the flight. Otherwise, the fees will be fully charged.

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WHAT TO WEAR

• Dress considering the daily conditions – an additional sweater maybe useful
• Prefer lean and comfortable shoes
• A hat, sun glasses and a camera (in our opinion not to be missed!)

ABOUT US

Atmosfer Balloons is a leader among the professional hot air balloon companies in Cappadocia thanks to its experienced and skilled team of professionals.

Atmosfer Balloons flies with brand new vehicles that are custom-designed by Spanish company, Ultra Magic in 2010, to provide our customers the most secure and most comfortable conditions. Our insurance and safety measures are in line with the maximum requirements of Turkish, European and American standards and even enhanced according to our best practices.

We assure our customers an unforgettable flight experience with the perfect synergy and experience of our administrative staff, ground team and flight team)

WHY ATMOSFER BALLOON?

The quality that we offer in our services, professionalism in our crew, experience of our pilots, and the gratification of our guests who would like to have this experience are our company policy. If you would like to see all the beauties of Cappadocia region with bird's eye view, and to experience this adventure by feeling freedom, we would be glad to host you as Atmosfer Balon.

MANAGEMENT

Atmosfer Balon, is one of the companies that comes to mind with its management having experience for long years in ballooning , if it is about hot air ballooning in Cappadocia region. The management staff who work with the overall quality concept enhance the success of Atmosfer Balon providing all the crews work with a great happines and new excitements each day.

OUR TEAM

Atmosfer Balloons is one of the reputable companies in the hot-air balloon travel sector thanks to the meticulous and dedicated work ethics of its team. We vtreat each other like family members and feel happy to see the improved performans of other team players.

Atmosfer Balloons supports its team members to develop new skills in terms such as; pilot training, driving, first help, languages, food & beverage service, flower arrangement and communication.

We are happy of being together and believe that relentless teamwork is the only asset that makes success possible.

OUR PILOTS
  • Mustafa BOZLAK
    Tahir ÖZAŞIK
    Fatih YILMAN
    Yaşar BİŞGİN
    Muhsin BOZLAK
    Eftal DURAK
    Osman USLU
    Murat YELKALAN
    Fatma ÖZTÜRK
    Gülşah TANKUT
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