Where to Fly Your Blimp or Balloon
Selecting the Operational Area:
Choose an area which is clear of power lines, trees, buildings, poles and other obstructions which might damage the product as it moves around in the sky.
The Rule of Thumb is to have an open area as wide as the tether line is in length. At times that is not practical; however, that is the best option.
At the tie down point and the area around the tether line, make sure there are no objects which might catch, fray or cut the tether line.
You may want to use a heavier line, carabiner, or other devicein which to attach the tether line. The balloon or blimp will never break the line unless it has been damaged in some manner. Check your line each use.
If you have a specific question of what may be a good tether point please contact us. We have a lot of experience in using balloons and blimps in many different types of venues.
Warning! A tether line under tension is easily severed!
Select a location for inflation which is smooth and clear of any rough or sharp objects. Really common sense. It’s a balloon. The material is strong but it will puncture.
Lay out a tarp or plastic sheet to protect your balloon/blimp during inflation. Again, common sense. Protect your investment. We inflate on grass if it is smooth and clean.
Make sure all valves on the product are completely closed. Most balloons and blimps have only one valve/stopper; however, some may have two or more.
Inflation in windy conditions should be avoided. “Windy” is very subjective. It is better to still have your blimp/balloon intact in the box rather than being beaten to pieces in the wind.
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