Mildura Flight Packages

Step into the thrilling realm of hot air ballooning in Mildura at the Big Balloon Bash 2024!

This exclusive event promises to revive the skies above Mildura with vibrant hues and excitement, as 25 balloons are expected to grace the heavens. It’s a rare opportunity for commercial flights, a spectacle not witnessed since the local operator retired a decade ago.

Event Dates: 29th June – 7th July 2024

Meeting Time:

Sunrise flights: approx. 5.45 – 6.15am

Afternoon flights: approx. 2.30pm – 3.00pm

Meeting place: Powerhouse Precinct – 122 Hugh King Dr, Mildura (View Map)

Duration: Approx. 45-60min flight; total experience 3-3.5hrs.

CLICK HERE for a taste of the event!

Mildura Public Flights

Sunrise Flight

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$375 per person

What’s included
  • Approximate 45 – 60min SUNRISE public balloon flight over Mildura
  • Free parking at Powerhouse Precinct
  • Complete flight and ground insurance
  • A carbon neutral flight
  • Complimentary in-flight photos
  • A digital flight certificate to prove it happened

Read the terms and conditions.

Afternoon Flight

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$375 per person

What’s Included
  • Approximate 45 – 60min AFTERNOON public balloon flight over Mildura
  • Free parking at Powerhouse Precinct
  • Complete flight and ground insurance
  • A carbon neutral flight
  • Complimentary in-flight photos
  • A digital flight certificate to prove it happened

Read the terms and conditions.

Itinerary

Night before

The night before your flight, the pilot will post a flight update at the following time (depending on whether you have booked a sunrise or afternoon flight) on the Global Ballooning mobile app advising the updated weather information and exact meeting time.

Sunrise flights: update posted by 6pm the night before your flight.

Afternoon flights: update posted by 9am on the day of your flight.

You will then be asked to check-in/fill out the waiver for your flight via a link on the mobile app. 

Morning of the flight

Sunrise flights: approx. 5.45am – 6.15am

Afternoon flights: approx. 2.30pm – 3.00pm

The time is confirmed the night before your flight.

Once you arrive, meet your pilot at the Powerhouse Precinct on the Murray riverfront at the designated time. There will be one last weather-check in readiness for your flight and a short flight briefing.

Coffee will be available at Shippy’s Cafe. 

Launch Site

We will drive to the launch site, which is determined by the wind direction on the morning. At the launch site, your pilot and crew will begin inflating the balloon, which can take up to 20min. 

You will then board the balloon.

Flight

As the sun rises you will gently float up into the sky for approximately 45-60min. We often hear how surprised passengers are with the feeling of security and the fact that there’s effectively no sensation of movement.

Your pilot will ascend and descend at varying heights of up to 3000 feet and uses the wind direction/speed at different heights in order to steer the balloon. Have your camera ready to experience the wonder!

Landing & Pack Up

Your pilot will choose a landing site based on conditions, access and suitability. As the balloon approaches the ground, a vent is released at the top of the balloon letting the hot air escape – make sure you look UP to see the beauty of the air escaping. In calm winds, there may be a “stand up landing”, meaning that the balloon will calmly rest on the ground with little to no impact. In moderate winds, the balloon may drag with moderate to high winds & you’ll experience the fun of a lay-over landing.

Global’s ground crew will greet you as your balloon lands. Deflating the balloon is the best part. Get involved by rolling over the top of the envelope and help push the air out or watch from a distance.

Then we’ll head back to the meeting place.

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