Hot air balloon in Cappadocia started in 1991 with the competition of professional hot air ballooners from all over the world. After this first visual show, the first balloon company was founded. The first balloon flight took place in 1991. It was operated as a single company for a long time.
With the increasing interest in Cappadocia, the interest in ballooning has also started to increase. In the following years, they started operating in other balloon companies. Saying one, two, three, four, five, today there are 25 balloon companies. The number of balloons is about 250. The number of flying balloons is maximum 165 pieces per day. An average of 500 thousand people annually in Cappadocia enjoy this incredible experience that allows daily weather conditions.
Currently, Cappadocia is considered one of the best places in the world to make hot air balloons. Cappadocia welcomes tourists from all over the world with its unique scenery and magnificent volcanic, natural fairy chimneys, valleys, pigeon houses and stone carved churches.
This number is increasing year by year. However, the civil aviation center brought boundaries to balloon companies. It is not allowed to start and fly a new balloon company for Cappadocia. The new balloon companies can fly in places other than Cappadocia.
Hot air balloons in Cappadocia are allowed to fly only if the weather is suitable for a safe hot air balloon flight, otherwise it is canceled during the day. All companies must follow the rule from the Civil Aviation Center. Do not worry if your hot air balloon is cancel, it is cancel because someone thinks of your safety somewhere.
The best time for a hot air balloon to fly is the earliest moments of a new day before sunrise. In order for hot air balloons to rise in the sky, the temperature must be at the lowest level.
Departure areas can vary according to wind conditions every day to show as much wind as possible in Göreme National Park, a UNESCO world heritage site since 1985.
Hot air balloons in Cappadocia are regularly checked by Civil Aviation every day. Balloons and pilots must be licensed. All hot air balloon companies and passengers are insured.
Civil aviation control center performs very strict control. It decides whether the weather conditions are suitable for safe flight and all balloon companies must comply.
Cappadocia balloon companies fly around 150 balloons every day. Balloon flights are 99% safe in Cappadocia. We will be happy to see you for this beautiful flight.
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