Alaska HOT AIR BALLOON PILOT CERTIFICATION
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A Alaska hot air balloon flight can be liberating; it may even steer you down a new path in life. One that will bring you peace and relaxation drifting through the skies! Alaska Balloon Rides offers aviators the ability to become certified to fly a hot air balloon.Sail across the skies, taking in the serene views of the Last Frontier! For those who aren't looking for anything more from their pilot certification than to have the free rein to fly whenever you wish, a private pilot's license will definitely be just perfect.
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A Licensed Pilot in Alaska has completed ground school and flight training with a Certified Hot Air Balloon Commercial Pilot. This process consists of:
- Passing a Federal Aviation written examination:
- There is a flight theory assessment and the topics addressed include:
- Weather forecasting: The study of weather patterns and how they will affect your flight.
- Aerostatics: Operating procedures with gas and hot air balloons.
- Airmanship: Standard protocols in regards to flight.
- Navigation: Use of navigational charts.
- Flight Regulations and Procedures: FAA Rules covering pilot rights, limitations, and flight operations.
- Aviators Code of Conduct
Ballooning Student Pilots in Alaska
Prior to this certification, you will be expected to have your student pilot Certification
Both FAA inspectors as well as licensed pilot supervisors can provide a ballooning pilot certificate.
Student pilots must be at least 14 years of age.
Prove that you are medically fit to pilot a hot air balloon
Demonstrate to the instructor that you comprehend pre-flight procedure, precisely how to use the controls of the balloon, and how to safely touchdown and takeoff in the balloon.
Student pilots should not expect to carry guests unless their certification is finished.
Alaska Private Pilot Certification
- You must be at least 16 years of age to be eligible for a Alaska Private Pilot's Certificate.
- No medical certificate is required, but you must certify that you do not have any known medical defects that would prevent you from piloting a balloon.
- You must pass a written test that will cover:
- FAA Regulations covering pilot privileges, limitations, and flight procedures.
- Use of navigation charts.
- Weather conditions & reports as they relate to ballooning.
- Operating procedures with gas and hot air balloons.
- Flight Rules and Procedures
- Code of Conduct
- Must have at least 10 hours of flight experience, of which 6 must have been under the supervision of an instructor. Flights must have included:
- Tow flights of at least 30 minutes
- One ascent to 3000 feet above takeoff point
- One solo flight
Commercial Pilot Certification in Alaska
- You must be at least 18 years of age.
- No medical certificate required, but you must certify that you do not have any known medical defects that would prevent you from piloting a balloon.
- You must pass a comprehensive written exam that encompasses all the material required for a Private Pilot Certificate in Alaska, and additional operating procedures relating to commercial operations and requirements for flight instructors.
- Training for all procedures required for a Alaska Private Certification must be received from an authorized instructor, plus emergency recovery from a terminal velocity descent.
Required 35 hours of flight time for a Alaska commercial certificate must include:
- At least 35 hours of flight time as a pilot.
- 20 hours of flight time in balloons.
- 6 hours of flight time under the supervision of an instructor.
- 2 solo flights.
- 2 flights of at least one hour duration.
- 1 flight to 5000 feet above the take off point.