Commercial balloon tandem skydives? in Safety and Training October 2, 2018 "Just trying to understand the situation from a farmer's point of view -- Other than that balloons dropping in are clearly an annoyance. " The procedures I got from John when he took several of us for for rides and on one leg let me jump is that occasionally the property owner will shake their head or wave their hands and he then ascends before actually touching down. That way it's no big thing for either. He made it sound like it was pretty common for that area, but maybe he was just more considerate than most. Having a balloon land, then the ground crew meet with it and the pilot, in the middle of a field where you're trying to grow a crop could definitely piss a person off. And if you're not going to do those things there would be no reason to land. We had an ultralight land in a corn field across from where we normally land. Yes, we'd occasionally land there but we'd gather up our gear and very carefully walk out in a way that caused little if any damage. The ultralight crew drove a pickup truck to him and pretty much destroyed a lot of his crop and just kept going. What really bothered me is when the farmer came up to the airport yelling about us skydivers messing up his field.