Balloon Adventures adds A6-BOB to fleet
Dubai, October 9, 2012
Dubai-based Balloon Adventures Emirates, a company that provides hot air balloon rides, has added the A6-BOB, the largest balloon in the Middle East, to its fleet.
When fully inflated the balloon stands almost 40m tall, the same height as a 12-storey building, a statement from Balloon Adventures said.
BOB is built using the latest balloon technology. It is manufactured by the world’s largest balloon manufacturer UltraMagic, making this N-500 model state-of-the- art.
The balloon can be licensed to hold up to a maximum of 30 passengers, however Balloon Adventures Emirates will fly with only 24 passengers per flight.
The balloon adventure starts just before dawn to enjoy the sunrise over the desert dunes. After taking off, the journey lasts approximately 1 hour, embarking on a magic carpet ride through a breath-taking sea of red sand dunes and trying to spot the local camels and free running gazelles that still occupy the flying area, the statement said.
Balloon Adventures Emirates has been operating in the UAE since 2005 and has the most experienced commercial pilots in the world. The company is licensed by the General Civil Aviation Authority (Air Operator’s Certificate AT024).
All balloons undergo a strict maintenance programme involving regular tests at their own facilities, and are the only approved maintenance organisation in the Middle East (CAR 145 Approved Maintenance Organisation AMO/358/12). – TradeArabia News Service