Technical and safety information
All you need to know about the equipment, pilots, and professionalism of France Montgolfières
Over 20 years of experience.
France Montgolfières was created over 20 years ago in France, and founders of the company each have nearly 25 years in passenger transport with hot air balloons. It is this unparalleled experience that guarantees you, our future passenger the best that hot air ballooning has to offer in France today.
France Montgolfières has always been synonymous with : the most recent equipement, the highest standards of security, and the most rigourous selection of its pilots. In adition to this, our reservations office is open 7 days a week during the flying season.
When you decide to go on a balloon trip, you put all of your trust in the company you have chosen. At France Montgolfières we are proud to be a reference in professionalism, comfort and security.
|France Montgolfières is licenced by the French Civil Aviation Authority for public passenger transport.
This licence allows the holder to operate balloons with more than three passenger capacity, without it the passengers are not insured. You fly under the protection of the Warsaw Convention, the same convention that protects you when you fly with major airlines. With this licence you have the assurance of flying with a serious and professionnal company.
Balloons designed for passenger transport.
France Montgolfières uses only equipement designed for passenger transport, built by the largest balloon manufacturer in the world. All our baskets are compartmented, the pilot is seperated from the passengers, and can manage his or her flight without hinderance. The passengers are in compartements for two to four people, according to the size of the balloon, ensuring a convivial atmosphere during the flight. All our baskets are a minimum of 1M10 in height ensuring a great feeling of security, and the inside of the compartments are entirely fitted with cushion walls.
Pilots trained for passenger transport.
All pilots at France Montgolfières recieve specific in house training for flying passenger carrying balloons. With have our own internal reglementation which is laid out in the company's "manuel d'exploitation", a document certified by the Civil Aviation Authority. This reglementation guarantees to you, the passenger, that the pilot flying you has the required experience for the category of balloon he is piloting. This experience is validated by a minimum number of hours, after which a flight test is conducted to certify the pilots capacity.
Modern equipement, and the highest standard of maintenance available.
Our technical workshop in Burgundy inspects all our balloons each year. During this inspection every enveloppe, burner and basket is put through a series of tests by our technical experts. During the flight season our technicians our on call 7 days a week. All our vehicules and trailors recieve the same attention. This allows us to work with great peace of mind, knowing that our equipement presents all the safety guarantees that you would expect from France's biggest balloon company, and for you, the passenger, the best service available in France today.