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Hot Air Balloon Sizes

Ever wanted to know how many Passengers a Hot Air Balloon Can Carry?

Class Size Size Range in Cubic Meters
Minimum Size Cu. Ft. Maximum Size Cu. Ft. Minimum Air Weight Maximum Air Weight Avg # of passengers

AX-01

250 m3 and less


8,828

Cu. Ft. and Less


712.42

none

AX-02

250 - 400 m3

8,829

14,125

Cu Ft.

712.50

1,139.89

1 Very Small Pilot

AX-03

400 - 600 m3

14,126

21,188

Cu Ft.

1,139.97

1,709.87

1 Small Pilot

AX-04

600 - 900 m3

21,189

31,783

Cu Ft.

1,709.95

2,564.89

1 Pilot

AX-05

900 - 1,200 m3

31,784

42,377

Cu Ft.

2,564.97

3,419.82

1 Pilot 

AX-06

1,200 - 1,600 m3

42,378

56,503

Cu Ft.

3,419.90

4,559.79

1 Pilot + 1 Guest

AX-07

1,600 - 2,200 m3

56,504

77,692

Cu Ft.

4,559.87

6,269.74

1 Pilot + 1 Guest

AX-08

2,200 - 3,000 m3

77,693

105,944

Cu Ft.

6,269.83

8,549.68

1 Pilot + 2 Guests

AX-09

3,000 - 4,000 m3

105,945

141,258

Cu Ft.

8,549.76

11,399.52

1 Pilot + 4 Guests

AX-10

4,000 - 6,000 m3

141,259

211,888

Cu Ft.

11,399.60

17,099.36

1 Pilot + 6 Guests

AX-11

6,000 - 9,000 m3

211,889

317,832

Cu Ft.

17,099.44

25,649.04

1 Pilot + 10 Guests

AX-12

9,000 - 12,000 m3

317,833

423,776

Cu Ft.

25,649.12

34,198.72

1 Pilot + 16 Guests

AX-13

12,000 - 16,000 m3

423,777

565,034

Cu Ft.

34,198.80

45,598.24

1 Pilot + 22 Guests

AX-14

16,000 - 22,000 m3

565,035

776,922

Cu Ft.

45,598.32

62,697.61

1 Pilot + 28 Guests

AX-15

22,000 m3 +

776,923+

Cu Ft. and more

62,697.69

0.00

1 Pilot + an Army!


Remember all hot air balloons, including Dayton Ohio balloon rides, limited by actual weight that it can carry not number of passengers.  Payload capacity listed above represents only an average estimation based on average person's weight.  Actual weight varies with several atmospheric properties, including temperature, density, humidity and the altitude the balloon intends to fly.  Actual conditions vary.

Specific Hot Air Balloon Ride capacities are found on our fleet web pages.   

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