Rise to the skies and experience the magic of hot air balloon rides in the Latvia with ALTIUS Balloon Flights!
How to make a reservation?
As a non-profit making association ALTIUS are not allowed to
carry paying passengers, and therefore, we only carry our
supporters, sponsors and members. Should you wish to make or give a
balloon flight, you will necessarily become a supporting member for
one year and you will be charged at a membership fee listed here
General Flight Conditions
Choosing which Ballooning club/company to fly with is an important decision. There are significant differences between what our friends and competitors here in Latvia offer and what we deliver.We have compiled the "Top Six Reasons to Choose ALTIUS" to assist you in making your decision.
1. Long Established and Safe Operator
ALTIUS ballooning team has been operating since 1992 and maintains an impeccable safety record. ALTIUS chief pilot Gunars Dukste has been operating hot air balloon rides over Latvia since 1992. During 18 years he accumulated over 2500 flying hours. More than 6 000 persons have accompanied Gunars in his passion in the skys of Baltic countries, USA, Australia, Japan, Mexico,Turkey, Spain etc. He have high Alpine balloon flight experience too.
2. Highly Awarded Balloonist
Gunars Dukste, our Chief Pilot, has been 3 times Latvian Champion and has taken part since 1994 in most of the World and European Balloon Championships. He holds more awards than any other balloonist in Latvia including:
Gunars is also a member of British Balloon & Airship Club and a rated flight instructor and CAA Authorised Testing Officer - Examiner for balloon pilots.
3. New Balloons
We have always operated the most modern equipment available. Our balloons are replaced every five years and feature the quietest burners available, heat shields to reduce the amount of heat on your head and aerobic flooring and side wall padding in our baskets for your comfort and safety. We you take your Latvia ballooning experience with us you are flying in the best available balloons.
4. Family Business
ALTIUS is owned and operated by Gunars Dukste and his friends. We are passionate about ballooning and take great pride in providing a superior level of service to our clients. When you talk to us on the telephone you are talking to the owners.
5. Personal Service
We go out of our way to make your ballooning experience pleasant from being to end. If you don't catch us on the telephone on your first try we promise to return your call promptly. Where possible we cater for special requests. We are always attentive to your needs.
6. Balloon-Cam In-flight Photos
ALTIUS is the first Latvian balloon club to offer our clients in-flight photography. For our 'Balloon-Cam' system we only use high quality digital SLR cameras to produce your photos and include a number of award winning stock photographs on your flight photo CD. We give you the right to make as many copies of the images as you choose, and you are free to distribute them by any means that you choose. We do not limit you by selling only prints.
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