Cappadocia Turkey - Inflating the Balloon
Crews inflate the canopy with a fan then turn on the flame to fill the balloon with hot air.
The Fleet Takes Shape
Passengers are brought to large open spaces by van as the balloons are rigged.
Balloons rising over Goreme Turkey at sunrise
Above Cappadocia in a Hot Air Balloon
The pilots take advantage of gentle air currents to bring the aircraft right into the scenery.
Hot Air Balloon Above Gorme
Balloon over Cappadocian Hills
As the sun rises so do the balloons, casting shadows on the landscape below.
Champaigne For All
After landing everyone gets a certificate of accomplishment and a glass of wine.