Balloons Over Rum is a partnership in conjunction with the Royal Jordanian Gliding Club. We are a company staffed with some of the most experienced commercial hot air balloon pilots in the world.
LET THE WIND DRIFT YOU OVER MOON VALLEY
Shortly after arriving at the day’s launch site, you will receive a hot beverage and biscuits see our team assemble the balloon and the pilot will give you an important safety briefing.
A balloon flight is probably the nearest to experiencing a flight on a magic carpet that any of us might enjoy.
The pilot will be your guide pointing out sights and explaining some of the wonders of this unique terrain.
WHO WE ARE
Balloons Over Rum is a partnership in conjunction with the Royal Jordanian Gliding Club.
We are a new company staffed with some of the most experienced commercial hot
air balloon pilots in the world.
We operate new balloons made in England for us by “Cameron Balloons Ltd.” who have over fifty years’ experience building balloons and are probably the world’s best balloon manufacturer.
HOW IT WORKS
There is no steering wheel, a balloon travels with the wind, it rarely lands back at the same place from which it launched.
The wind at different hights travels in different directions, on some days there is a great variation of direction with height and on some days very little.
The wind speed also normally varies with height, usually the wind near the surface is slower than the wind higher up, but this is not always so.
In stable weather conditions and with practice and concentration the pilot can control the height at which the balloon flies very accurately, in this way they can use the changing wind flow directions at height to steer by.
Before the launch the team will usually release several small Helium filled balloons in order to assess the wind speed and directions which might be encountered as the flight progresses. This is a standard practice with passenger balloon flights everywhere in the world and helps the pilot assess some of the landing options they might have available at the end of the flight. However, the precise location of the landing place is never certain until the basket finally touches down.
DID YOU KNOW?
AKA Aeronauts, are highly trained, highly qualified.They are licensed after logging many flying hours and passing rigorous tests.
Balloons fly only at low wind speeds and optimum weather conditions. The pilot is well trained to make the flight decision.
The equipment is made to the highest safety standards and our operations is insured with a world class company.
Surprise your loved ones with a lifetime expereince, a vantage journey over the magnificent terrain of Wadi Rum.
FESTIVALS AND EVENTS
In collaboration with Royal Jordanian Gliding Club (RJGC) we organize balloon festivals and events in Jordan.
2021 Jordan Hot Air Balloom Festival.