Open baskets are the normal option for small and mid size envelopes. The pilot and passenegers stand together in one compartment. These baskets are built in sizes ranging from solo to 6 people (pilot + 5), the maximum number that can legally be carried in an open basket or a single partition in a larger balloon. If more than 6 people are to fly in a basket then it has to be partitioned.
Baskets is designed so that the pilot’s equipment is located on the right side of the basket (when inflating) and the maneuvering lines come from the envelope on this side. Most open baskets can fit 4 fuel cylinders. Our largest open basket, the K22, can fit in 6 or 8 fuel cylinders. All our open baskets are designed to take 30 kg cylinders, however it is possible to build a basket higher so that it can accommodate 40 kg cylinders.