Wheelchair Accessible Flights in Perris Valley at Sunrise
Have you ever dreamed of flight but thought it was not possible because you are wheelchair bound or use a walker? Reach for the Stars has a custom built basket with a door that opens for easy access to the interior. We can accommodate a 36″ wide wheelchair*. The floor has a locking system to lock your chair into place. A drop down window allows a view from your seated position. The flights are available over Perris Valley at sunrise, year round, weather permitting. Reservations are required.
*In the interest of the safety of those on board with you, we cannot allow electric wheelchairs on our non tethered balloon rides.
Lift off…a feeling like no other. Your senses are peaked as you break the bonds of mother earth and begin floating skyward. As you rise above the landscape, you will gaze across a beautiful valley, pasture lands, orchards and chaparral. The snow capped San Jacinto Mountains beckon to you in the distance. The time seems to fly while you are aloft, and about an hour after lift off, your pilot brings you back to mother earth. Once you are firmly back on the ground, the gentle giant that took you aloft is packed away. The morning is completed with a toast to celebrate the morning’s events along with light hors d’oeuvres.
As a recognized nonprofit your tax deductible donation for a wheelchair or a regular passenger flight provides the much needed funding to bring our specialized balloon to camps for adults and children with special needs.
Our balloon has space for one chair and one or two guests, dependent on weight and outside temperature. It is a private flight with only your party in the balloon plus our skilled pilot. The flight is approximately one hour in length. Our launch site selection is dictated by the individual needs of the passenger and their transport vehicle. In other words, we take off from the best accessible site and land in a site that is accessible to your transport vehicle. A private flight of two passengers plus the pilot has a suggested donation of $750. Any additional persons are $200 per person and is limited by weight, which varies based on outside temperature. Typically a maximum of 500 to 650 lbs of passengers can be carried in the Reach for the Stars balloon.
Your safety is our highest concern, so flights are weather permitting. We must have extremely calm conditions to accomplish the safest wheelchair flights. Our confirmation letter gives you the details you need to know for your flight. If you are using a wheelchair, the brakes of your chair must be in working condition, as they are a part of the locking system used for your safety. Since each person’s needs are different, you must provide your own restraint to hold you in your chair upon landing.
At Reach for the Stars we customize the package on your specific needs. For example, let us know if you prefer champagne or sparkling apple cider for your toast. Also, if there are any food allergies, we can modify the hors d’oeuvres to meet your specific diet needs. If you have questions on how we can personalize your package, please give us a call at 951-538-7368 or fill in the contact information below.