Posted on June 26, 2018June 4, 2020 by bmcclellandSafety First! Each year or 100 hours (whichever happens first) the balloon must be inspected by a certified inspection station. It’s great for us to be close to the Lindstrand factory and can take our balloons there to be checked. Here “The Guy” is checking the inside of the balloon. We had 4 balloons to check this year and it takes up a lot of space. In this example of crew hard at work they are holding down the balloons because they are “Lighter Than Air” craft and could float away. Looks like Laverne and Shirley are hard at work. The sky was a bit threatening while we were inside with the balloons. The basket shop.