How do hot air balloons fly and how do you steer them?
Hot air balloons work because - hot air rises while cold air sinks.
This means the balloons fly because the hot air inside weighs less than the air on the outside - causing it to float.
How do they steer?
Hot air balloons don't have steering wheels, but hot air balloon pilots use the wind direction and speed at different heights in order to steer the balloon. Hot air balloon pilots control their ascent and descent but can't steer the balloon in a different direction without changing altitude
How do they land?
After a suitable landing site has been found, the pilot operates the vent that lets air out of the balloon canopy. This cause the balloon to descend to a safe landing.
Do you need a license to fly a hot air balloon?
To pilot a hot air balloon, you must have a FAA certified pilot's license's just as you would for an airplane, however a hot air balloon is a different category of aircraft with its own specific set of training requirements. Serenity Balloon pilots are highly trained with years of experience and FAA-certified with safety in mind at all times.