If you have ever dreamed of flying, now is your chance.
Balloon flight requires no airport, hangar, or expensive fuel.
If you live anywhere near Louisville, learning to pilot your balloon could not be easier. The Balloon Society of Kentucky is based in Louisville, and training for pilots that personally own their balloon is generally done out of goodwill and the club's desire to promote the sport.
This Firefly Model 6B, AX - 6, 56,000 cu ft. is a great smaller balloon for training, competition, or flying pilot and up to 2 passengers. Firefly balloons have a higher than usual maximum temperature rating and so can fly with a generous load capacity even on warm summer days.
Gross lift: 1200 lbs Payload: 846 lbs
This colorful balloon is very fuel efficient & inflates fast. Beautiful festive balloon design.
Current Airworthiness Certificate and Registration
A typical 1 hour flight costs about $30 in fuel. Registration for this balloon is less than $50/year.
4.0 Basket, T-3 Burner, 3 Ten Gallon Worthington Tanks (with heaters). No signs of porosity, this is one of the good years for polyester fabric.
Balloon fabric has less than 370 hours
(similar year polyester balloons have surpassed 800 hours)
Upgraded Pilot Light safety shut off valve
Briggs & Stratton Inflator Fan
Spare set of burner supports
Tie off w/3 loop quick release
2 radios with new batteries & charger (preset to appropriate frequency)
20 Extra Firefly wicker sections
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