Flights near Columbia, South Carolina will begin in the Spring of 2024
Tethered Balloon Flights fly in similar weather conditions as a standard hot air balloon flight.
We tether in winds 6-7 mph or less and the best time of day to fly is at sunrise for approximately 2 hours or 2 to 4 hours just before
and after sunset. This is because the winds should be at their calmest during these times and the thermal activity is not as relevant.
Tethered flights usually fly between 25 feet and 75 feet above the ground. Most Tethers are performed between 40 and 50 feet AGL.
The exact height is determined by a number of factors including wind, terrain, location, anchor points, number of passengers, etc.
The pilot will determine the exact height according to conditions at the time of the event.
A hot air balloon tether requires a minimum area of at least a 150’ x 150’ space that is clear of debris, trees, light poles, bushes, and power lines.
A 200’ diameter is preferred. We will need three to four points to tie the balloon to the ground.
These points should be large/heavy vehicles that are easy to move as needed.
Anyone of reasonable health can participate in balloon tethers.
We cannot fly pregnant women for the safety of their unborn child.
Each participant (or parent/guardian for those under 18 years of age) must sign a
Release of Liability and Assumption of Risk Agreement before being allowed to participate in the event.
The pilot & crew always reserves the right to limit who or how many can get into the balloon basket.
Our baskets are equipped with a door for ease of entry.
Balloon Tether Package
$2500 for 2 Hours (2 Hour Minimum)
Each additional hour is $1000
30-50 Passengers per hour average.
Includes a custom basket with a door
for ease of passenger entry and exit.
Travel expenses are additional if travel
is required outside of a 75 mile radius of our home base.
Multiple balloons are available upon request.
Call for pricing and availability.