HEALTH REQUIREMENTS FOR HOT AIR BALLOONING 

Ensure... your safety and enjoyment during a hot air balloon ride, please consider the following: 

We want everyone to experience an amazing hot air balloon adventure with us!  But before booking your Grape Escape flight, please review these general health requirements for your safety. 

  • You should be in good overall health and a minimum of 48 inches tall. 
  • You should be able to climb in and out of the 4 foot tall basket unassisted. 
  • You must be able to stand for a minimum of one hour.  
  • You should not have recently undergone any surgeries.
  • You should not fly if you have back or leg problems.
  • You cannot fly if you have a cast on.
  • You cannot fly if you are on oxygen.
  • You cannot fly if you are pregnant or suspect being pregnant.

If you have any concerns regarding your health and participation in this flight please contact your physician.  If you have a physical limitation, please call to discuss it with us.  Escape Adventures Inc. d.b.a. A GRAPE ESCAPE BALLOON ADVENTURE takes no responsibility if your physical limitation is aggravated by your balloon flight.

Although we are fully insured, our insurance company requires all passengers read and sign a Release of Liability Waiver. PLEASE REVIEW THE WAIVER PRIOR TO YOUR SCHEDULED FLIGHT AND BE PREPARED TO SIGN IT WHEN YOU CHECK IN.  If English is not your first language, please have the waiver translated and make sure that you understand and acknowledge your acceptance.  You will not be allowed to participate in the balloon flight without signing a Release of Liability Waiver.

INFORMATION REGARDING COVID 19

Safety from the ground up

Our first priority when taking guests up for the past 29 years has always been safety. Though that precedence will never change, what we consider safe looks a little bit different now.  We look forward to providing the excellent service our customers have grown accustomed to but now with enhanced health and safety protocols.    

  • PRIVATE FLIGHTS - We now offer more options for Private Flights for those guests that prefer to have a balloon tour to themselves. We still offer our Private Flight for Two and have expanded our private flight offerings to include a Private Charter Flight for groups of 3-16 passengers. These flights are recommended for anyone who is at high risk for COVID or is concerned about joining other guests on the balloon flight.
  • SANITIZATION - All equipment and vehicles are sanitized before and after every flight following CDC guidelines.
  • FLEXIBLE CANCELLATION - No deposit required, and our 48 hour cancellation policy allows for schedule changes.
  • HAND SANITIZING STATIONS - Hand sanitizers are readily available.

Prior to coming out for your balloon ride, please review the health screening questions below regarding COVID.  If you answered yes to any question, please call us immediately to postpone your balloon flight.

  • Do you have any of these symptoms that are not caused by another condition?
    •  Fever or chills
    •  Cough
    •  Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
    •  Fatigue
    •  Muscle or body aches
    •  Headache
    •  Recent loss of taste or smell
    •  Sore throat
    •  Congestion
    •  Nausea or vomiting
    •  Diarrhea
  • Within the past 14 days, have you had contact with anyone that you know had COVID-19 or COVID-like symptoms? 
  • Have you had a positive COVID-19 test for active virus in the past 10 days?
  • Within the past 14 days, has a public health or medical professional told you to self-monitor, self-isolate, or self-quarantine because of concerns about COVID-19 infection?

If you are at high risk for COVID, or have any concerns regarding your health, please note that our shared flights will involve interaction with other quests.  We take on average 8-16 passengers per basket on our shared flights.  If you have a concern, please consider choosing our PRIVATE flight or you may want to postpone your adventure for a later date.

Clothing Requirements

The attire for ballooning is casual.  We take off and land in open fields and there are no doors on the basket, you will be climbing in and out. To maximize your enjoyment, dress appropriately for the weather on your scheduled flight date and remember that the temperature on the ground is very similar to the temperature you will feel in the air.  We require you wear athletic shoes, and long pants.  It is recommended that you dress in layers (t-shirt, sweatshirt, or jacket) to increase your comfort.  For your safety, shorts, open toed and high heeled shoes are not allowed.  Due to heat generated by the balloon, a hat is preferable for tall passengers.