Couple nights ago, after 57 years, I rode in one. Here are the pics:
Out comes the basket
It was a great trip and well run. Quiet and peaceful. Sailors will know how nice it is with the wind coming from dead aft. Well, same thing for the whole ride.
If you are afraid of heights (Dar!), you should know there is no rocking of the basket, so after a short while, it's like looking out a big window. Also, the basket is quite deep, so you can rest your arms on the wide top part and feel mostly inside, just shoulders and head outside.
I recommend this to everyone.