Since hot air balloons go where the wind takes, them pilots are at the mercy of nature. The best times for balloon flights are early in the morning and late in the afternoon because, at those times, the winds are calmest and most predictable.
To find out more about how balloons fly please visit The Heart of Dixie Balloon Club
Get Close to the Balloons
The Alabama Jubilee is one of the few balloon events remaining that allows the public to walk on the field during balloon launches and operations. The public is encouraged to ask pilots questions and to get close to the balloons. Some spectators even get pulled into crewing spontaneously!
While you are on the field, please remember to follow the rules and comply with all pilot requests. Do not touch the balloon equipment or walk over the teather lines unless you are cleared to do so by the pilot or crew members.