No, you dont need wind to fly, as the hot air in the balloon creates the lift, but most balloonists prefer calm to inflate and as a guide maybe about 6-8 km per hour surface wind, or slightly higher winds aloft to provide more steerage
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- Are the balloon flights at sunrise? Will I see the Sunrise?
- How long before I want to fly should I book?
- What about Vertigo - I hate heights?
- Why should I choose to go hot air ballooning in Queensland, Australia?
- What do I bring on a morning, hot air ballooning?
- Why do Hot Air Balloon flights take place so early in the morning?
- Can I change the name on the gift voucher if I don't know who my girlfriend will take with her on it?
- Will we be able to bring our own champagne and drink it in the hot air balloon basket?
- Can I bring my binoculars on the hot air balloon?
- If I book 11 people, will we all be in the same balloon?