Look out for Tourist Information sign located 300m before The Visitor Centre.Hawkesbury Valley. Once at the meeting site passengers will be required to complete an ‘Assumption or Risk & Release of Liability’. It is also the last opportunity to use the rest rooms till our return. Whilst all this is happening the Pilot will be deciding on the appropriate launch location depending upon the winds direction and speed. TRANSPORTATION 0515 – Once he has made up his mind you will be informed of his decision and will be transported to the site in our vehicles. Launch sites may be located upwards of 30 minutes driving time away from meeting location. LAUNCH SITE – Once on site the Pilot will give a Passenger Safety Briefing and give a description of what to expect during the flight. INFLATION 0530 – It takes about 30 minutes and a helping hand from a couple of passengers to inflate the balloon. Once upright the Pilot will invite you to board the aircraft. He will give a brief explanation of how he controls the aircraft and get you to practise the landing position. AIRBORNE 0600 – Whilst the Pilot will have a fair idea of the landing area, but being a weather dependant activity you can never be too sure. Whilst you enjoying the flight and scenery the pilot will be finding out exactly what the winds will allow him to do. About 15 minutes into the flight he will have a very good idea of where you will end up. If he is feeling confident and wants to show off, he’ll probably tell you where he is aiming for. LANDING 0715 – After 45-60 minutes flying you will be preparing for landing. Its usually a open paddock or sports field, but who knows it may well be someone’s backyard. The landing are generally very smooth, but the faster the surface wind the more of a drag down the paddock. If you’re really lucky you may even fall over. Don’t worry it’s a lot of fun. Your Pilot will inform you what to expect.