Acknowledgement and Release
Hot Air Balloons are Aircraft, therefore; with all forms of Aviation there are possible risks especially since we are subject to the influences of “mother nature”. It is important that all passengers UNDERSTAND and REALIZE THESE RISKS.
I acknowledge that my participation in a hot air balloon flight is a High Adventure activity and is a potentially hazardous activity. I understand that during my participation in a hot air balloon flight conducted by Drop Zone Balloon, hereafter called “OPERATOR”, I will be exposed to above normal risk and assume the risks inherent including the chance of personal injury, loss of life, or damage or loss of property.
I understand too, that although “OPERATOR” has taken precautions to provide an airworthy balloon, equipment and safety preparations for each flight, it is impossible for “OPERATOR” to guarantee absolute safety.
Also, I understand that I share in the responsibility for safety in flight and assume that responsibility. I agree to comply with the instructions and direction of “Operator’s” personnel during the flight and while participating as crew. I have accepted responsibility to verify with my physician that I have no physical or psychological problems that would prohibit me from participating in a hot air balloon flight.
The landings are most critical and when higher wins exist, that balloon may tip and drag, bounce along, etc. While this is not the typical “stand up” landing, it may happen, it is imperative that you face the direction of travel and hold tightly to the uprights or hand holds inside the basket, bend your knees and DO NOT LET GO AND DO NOT EXIT THE BASKET until instructed to do so by the pilot. Keep your arms and hands inside the and tightly grip the handholds inside the basket and are mindful to keep your weight off other passengers.
I hereby release “OPERATOR”, and Drop Zone Balloon, and their agents, representatives, successors, and assigns, from all liability and responsibility for any injury, loss or damage suffered by me or my property before, during, or after the flight for any reason whatsoever.
Inasmuch as Drop Zone Balloon conducts FAA regulated parachute skydiving activities in combination with the normal risks associated with a hot air balloon flight, I acknowledge and assume these additional risks associated with skydiving and confirm that I am a current holder of at least a Class B skydiving license and that I am at least 18 years of age and that I have no medical or psychological conditions that would preclude me from such activities.
I further release and hold harmless the personnel, staff and administrative organizations which may or may not be related to the facilities and land upon which this operation is conducted including the Canyonlands Airport, Skydive Moab, and the Bureau of Land Management and surrounding National Parks which have no responsibility for my safe conduct, ingress or egress during these activities.
Click that you have read and acknowledged the above, and agree.