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"Skyswing Balloon" Tethered balloon

Heavenly enjoyment for up to 8 passengers

Climb up to heaven at a max. height of 80 meters (260 ft) and swing freely back and forth in the air! The "Skyswing Balloon" from Ballonbau Wörner with 1500 m³ is significantly larger than the Double Flyer and can carry up to 8 passengers 80 meters up in the air. Passengers sit strapped in freely hanging shell seats, which are hung from a special carrying design. The tethered balloon is anchored tightly to the ground and is controlled from there by an operator.

Height: 80m
Persons: 8

A top class attraction – even at night

The impressive balloon is the main attraction at every event, exhibition and festival and is used and enjoyed frequently by guests. That is why the "Skyswing Balloon" is also an ideal advertising medium. A balloon envelope surface 450 m² enables a logo or advertising message to be presented that is especially eye-catching over a large event site. And it also fascinates the guests at night: Illuminated from the inside out, it gives an impressive light show!

Simple set up and take down, easy operation

The "Skyswing Balloon" is especially easy to inflate and deflate due to the low volume of helium required. The set up time is approx. 4 hours. An area of approx. 300 m² on the ground is required for starting and landing. The tethered (captive) balloon system is suitable for stationary or mobile operation. During stormy weather the balloon is brought down into a lower position and secured via tear resistant anchoring points.

Do you have a question about our "Skyswing-Balloon" tethered balloons?
Find the answer in the „FAQ“ or get in touch with us now. We will be happy to give you information on the technical details and certification.

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Information on the "Skyswing Balloon" tethered (captive) balloon:

  • 1500 m³ volume
  • Inflated with helium
  • Maximum 8 passengers
  • Light, extremely gastight balloon fabric
  • Stationary and mobile operation
  • Approx. 450 m² advertising surface
  • Interior illumination via LEDs possible
  • Max. flying height: up to 80 m (260 ft)
  • Set up time approx. 4 h


Technical FAQ
What sizes do you offer?

The SKYSWING BALLOON is available in one size. It has a volume of 1.500 m³ (52,972 cuft).

What are the dimensions of the balloon?

Standing on the ground the height of the balloon is 22 m (72.18 ft). Its diameter is about 14,5 m (47.57 ft), its circumference about 45 m (147.64 ft).

What are the dimensions of the gondola frame?

The gondola frame has a diameter of about 2,5 m (8.2 ft) and a height of about 1,5 m (4.92 ft).

Is it possible to fill the balloon with hydrogen?

No, only helium is certified and safe.

What is the lifting capacity of 1m³ helium?

1 m ³ Helium lifts 10 N ̴ 1 kg.

What is the lifting capacity of the balloon?

The lifting capacity is about 1000 kg.

How gastight is the balloon?

The low leakage of our special new balloon material is such that the balloon requires an average refilling of less than 25 m³ (882.87 cuft)per month, over the whole lifetime of the balloon.

What is the lifetime of the balloon?

Depending on the site and the operation frequency, the lifetime is about 5 – 8 years.

What advertising is possible?

It is possible to choose different colored fabric slices for each slice of the envelope. In addition to the printing/paintwork on the envelope, it is also possible to use flexible and removable banners to fulfill any specific operating requirements.

Operational FAQ
What are the space requirements for the installation site?

The site should be free of obstacles higher than 3 m (9.84 ft) within a diameter of 40 m (131.23 ft). A centered funnel of 90° opening towards the sky has to be completely free of obstacles. Eight restraint points evenly distributed around the balloon, with a radius of 20 m (65.62 ft), must be freely accessible. The winch further requires a 3×380V power supply.

How sensitive is the system with respect to wind speed?

The maximum wind speed for operation is 13 m/s (25 knots).

Up to what wind speed can the balloon remain inflated while anchored to the ground?

It is recommended to deflate the balloon at wind speeds of more than 110 km/h (> 33m/s).

How long does the balloon stay inflated?

The balloon normally remains inflated except for too high wind speeds.

How long does it take to ascend and descend?

Flying up to a max. altitude of 80 m (262 ft)., 4 flying cycles per hour are possible.

What is the ascent- and descent speed?

The ascent speed is 18 m/min.
The descent speed is 18 m/min.

What is the maximum ascent altitude?

The balloon ascends to a maximum altitude of 80 m (262 ft).

From what distance is the balloon visible?

In good weather the balloon can be seen from a distance of 10 km (6 mi). With extra equipment, it can be illuminated at night for better visibility.

How many passengers can be on board?

A maximum of 8 passengers, depending on the wind speed.

How many persons are necessary for supervision and support?

2 persons are necessary for operation. One of them operates the winch; the other secures the passengers in their seats. The members of staff require training by the manufacturer.

How safe is the system for the passengers?

Compliance with the safety limits is continuously controlled by an alarm system throughout the ascent. The operator is informed by means of a flashing light if the limits are exceeded. During the flight, the passengers can contact the operator via a radio system.

Registrative FAQ
What certification is delivered with the balloon?

The balloon is in certification at the European Aviation Safety Agency EASA. It is delivered with Certification of Airworthiness for registration in the respective countries. In some countries outside of the EU, no certification is required.

What licenses are required?

The operating license is to be issued by the local aviation authority.