The HiFlyer is a passenger carrying captive helium filled balloon, capable of accommodating up to 30 passengers on a breath-taking ride up to 150 meters (500 feet). Lindstrand introduced its first HiFlyer in 1996 and has since manufactured and installed over 30 HiFlyers in 18 countries on every continent all over the world. The Lindstrand HiFlyer is fully certified by the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA), 203T Type Certificate.
An exciting business opportunity
The Lindstrand HiFlyer can have a passenger throughput of 100 per hour, with a normal ride being 15 minutes. It has been demonstrated that the HiFlyer can fly up to 1000 passengers a day, thus making the income earning possibilities very exciting. Typically, 4 or 5 rides an hour can be achieved with 30 people on board. Ticket prices are usually set around £10 per head, resulting in potential daily earnings in excess of £10,000. This figure could be higher if night time flights are added to the schedule.
The HiFlyer in Ahmadabad, India flew 100,000 passengers in 115 days since it started full operation in late September 2010. It is flying a 1,000 people every day of the week, and was awarded the Limca Book of Records certificate (LIMCA award) for flying 1824 passengers in one day.
The HiFlyer also provides an excellent sponsorship or advertising opportunity. Advertising is either applied directly to the envelope by painting, self-adhesive film or digitally printed. Advertising can also be applied using banners, which can be inter-changeable and installed in one night. Internal illumination is possible and this has been used around the world with spectacular results.