We had a party of 8 doing this excursion. Everything went like clockwork from check in to lift off to landing. The weather was perfection, very little wind which allowed for smooth sailing. The lack of wind didn't allow us to travel far, however the beautiful clear sky offered great views. The landing was absolutely amazing as the pilot was able (with an assist from the ground crew) to land this enormous basket on the trailer that it was removed from earlier. No small feat as this basket weighed 1,500 pounds. The pilot was engaging and knowledgeable with his narrative during the flight. The only reason I can't give it a 5 rating is the comfort issue, we had 15 people cramped in this basket. It was hard to take photos and to not invade somebodies personal space.