GENERAL RULESThe Pilot is in command.Listen to the Pilot's instructions. If you do not understand, ask again.Never agree to crew if you have been drinking in the last 12 hours.Never smoke around the balloon.Wear appropriate clothing and closed footwear. You may have to walk through patches of weeds and wetground. Shorts or sandals are not appropriate. Dress in layers for those early morning flights.Wear gloves to protect yourself and the envelope(Balloon). Don't pack the gloves up with the equipmentafter the launch. You will need them for landing.Never promise a ride to someone.Locate the fire extinguisher and know how to use it.Be careful around domestic animals at the landing area.
BEFORE THE LAUNCHArrive on Time. Late arrival could cause the flight to be cancelled.Check the launch field for anything that could damage the envelope.Unload the equipment carefully. Do not lift more that you can handle.Remind spectators to stay clear of the equipment and away from the tie-off lines, crown lines, etc.Remind them of the NO SMOKING Rule.Do not wrap lines around your hands, arms, or body.Don't allow yourself to be lifted by any of the lines or by the basket once the launch has started.Keep your feet out from under the basket.Note the time of launch.
AFTER THE LAUNCHLoad the equipment carefully.Inspect the launch site for equipment (gloves, lines, cameras, phones, trash, etc.)Inspect the launch site for litter.Leave the launch field carefully so as not to leave ruts or damage to the field.THANK the landowner if in attendance.