Our balloons are between 75 and 85 feet tall, which is almost 9 stories! They contain from 105,000 to 210,000 cubic feet of air.
(think of a cubic foot as about the size of a basketball)
The gondolas are large enough to accommodate up to 12 passengers and a pilot.
(number of passengers carried per flight is determined by weight)
The envelopes (fabric part) weigh between 250 and 550 lbs. and the baskets weigh from about 500 to around 1200 lbs.
(including burners,fuel tanks and fuel)
The balloons use liquid propane
(just like you use in your barbeque grill at home)
and carry a total of up to 80 gallons. Propane weighs between 4.2 and 4.3 lbs per gallon, so in our biggest balloon, the fuel alone weighs over 320 lbs!