Our facility is FAA certified (Repair Station No. RYHR519X) to repair and
maintain all major brands of hot air balloons. Our repair personnel are FAA certified, and
able to handle all of your balloon repair needs, including the 100-Hour and Annual
Our staff is trained to maintain your balloon
to factory specificatons. If you are considering working on your own balloon, please
be reminded that your balloon is a certified aircraft. Any work performed on your
aircraft that is not specifically mentioned in your flight manual under category
"Preventive Maintenance" makes your aircraft unairworthy until an authorized
person inspects the work and enters the repair with his signature in your aircraft
What is inspected as part of a 100 hour or Annual Inspection?
During each inspection, every component of the balloon is inspected for wear and/or damage
that would affect the airworthiness of the balloon. The fabric is tested for strength,
porosity and maximum temperature. Portions of the burners are required to be rebuilt at
each inspection. Every part of the fuel system including tanks, hoses, and burners are
tested for leaks and proper operation. The flight instruments (altimeter, variometer and
pyrometer) are checked for accuracy and proper operation. In addition, the aircraft
maintenance records are reviewed to insure that each applicable service bulletin and
airworthiness directive has been complied with.
Who can perform the required inspections and repairs on my hot air balloon?
In order for someone to perform an Annual Inspection or 100 Hour inspection and approve
the balloon for return to service, they must hold a FAA Repairman Certificate at a
certified FAA Repair Station or hold an Inspection Authorization (IA) Certificate issued
by the FAA.
To perform repairs, other than preventive maintenance, the person must hold a FAA
Repairman Certificate at a certified FAA Repair Station or hold a Mechanic (A&P)
Certificate issued by the FAA. Information concerning the requirement and limitations of
these certificates can be found in the Federal Aviation Regulations Part 65. In order for
someone to perform repairs that can be considered as preventive maintenance and approve
the balloon for return to service, a person must hold at least a private pilot certificate
issued by the FAA. Additional information detailing the regulations for maintenance and
preventive maintenance can be found in Part 43 of the Federal Aviation Regulations.
Where can I get approved parts for my hot air balloon?
Every item installed as a replacement part must be a FAA certified part. These parts can
be purchased through our network of regional distributors, dealers, or repair stations.
For more information please contact us.
Please e-mail or call us for additional
Hot Air, LLC. | Denver, Colorado
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Ken Tadolini | (303) 936 - 0292
Repair Station No. RYHR519X