Why Fly with Magical Adventures?
IT STARTS WITH SAFETY…
In California, hot air balloon companies must be licensed with the California Public Utilities Commission. This is for your safety and ensures that your balloon ride vendor is properly insured, their worker's are covered by workman's comp, payroll taxes are paid, employees are drug tested and vehicles are properly maintained and routinely inspected by the California Highway Patrol.
CHECK US OUT ON THE CPUC WEBSITE! CLICK HERE TO VIEW ALL BALLOON OPERATOR’S CPUC LICENSING STATUS.
Many “Mom & Pop” and/or unscrupulous balloon companies will cut corners to offer a lower price. This could impact your safety and leave you unprotected. You truly get what you pay for.
To validate a balloon company's status with the State of California, click HERE to visit the CPUC website and perform a search using the Balloon company’s name. If the company is not listed or does not have an active status, be wary.
If you are not seeing the business listed by the CPUC, we advise that you ask to see a current copy of the balloon company's Aviation Liability Policy, workers compensation & commercial auto policies. We recommend that you also call the insurers and verify the coverage for yourself. To make certain the balloon company checks all of the crucial ‘safety boxes’, we also recommend that you review their pilot and drug testing records. This can sometimes prove difficult if the business is not licensed with the CPUC as they are the only entity that requires this kind of thorough testing. For peace of mind, we simply recommend you fly with a CPUC licensed business.
In addition to our CPUC license, highest standards of safety, professionalism and customer service, we also feature basket doors for a comfortable walk-on and walk-off experience. No climbing over a 5 foot wall is necessary. Just another reason you should fly with the professionals at Magical Adventure Balloon Rides!