Albuquerque Balloon Worx has been in business for over 30 years, providing hot air balloon rides, hot air balloon flight school, and hot air balloon business promotions. Albuquerque Balloon Worx has never had an accident and takes pride in the unique hot air balloon experiences and the wide variety of hot air balloon-related services that they provide. They also offer their “Lovers-Only Hot Air Balloon Rides for Two” to couples, and they are notorious for flying Ham-Let, the World's Largest Flying Pig, to the delight of crowds both here in the United States and Internationally.
Albuquerque Hot Air Balloon Rides are family-owned-and-operated company that prioritizes safety more than anything. With a Perfect Safety record since 1976, this company uses the best equipment, the best policies, and the best people to ensure riders have the greatest time on their hot air balloon ride, so riders can enjoy the view and the company while feeling secure. Albuquerque Hot Air Balloon Rides will not risk putting their passengers in danger by only allowing flights to happen during clear weather conditions.
Tristan MacLean, the pilot at Always Time to Fly, grew up with a love for hot air balloons since he rode on his first hot air balloon when he was eight years old. He started learning how to operate hot air balloons with other crew members when he was fourteen and eventually got a private pilot license. He is now a licensed commercial pilot at Always Time to Fly, and he is passionate about showing passengers the world from a new perspective.
Whether it's at a balloon event, a county or state fair, or at one of hundreds of conservation-oriented forestry seminars given across America each year, the Smokey Bear Balloons are truly teachers. By 2003, this image of fire prevention was seen by an estimated 258 million people, appearing as a special shape in the sky, tethered in urban and rural parks, and on television. Each time the Smokey Bear Balloon appears, it stimulates the imagination and curiosity of younger generations about Smokey Bear, which can lead to important and probing questions. Older generations familiar with Smokey Bear's history are challenged to answer these questions and are instantly reminded of wildfire lessons of the past. No matter where they are seen, the Smokey Bear Balloons have touched the hearts of every child and adult as evidenced by tears, cheers, and applause. The Smokey Bear Balloons are field-tested at every event, at every seminar, and at every given opportunity.
Four Corners Balloon Rides is a company that schedule flights daily in Albuquerque, New Mexico, so long as the weather allows a safe flight. Four Corners also offers private balloon flights for up to 5 passengers per balloon.
Flights with Elevated New Mexico specialize in providing hot air balloon rides to groups of 2-4, which are smaller and more personalized than the others that are available. In addition to a spectacular flight-- either above the sunrise, or above the sunset-- passengers can also enjoy toast and snacks to celebrate after the flight.
Escape to paradise and sail through the beautiful skies above Albequerque. Sweet Escape Ballooning offers flights for groups of five per ride, which is perfect for intimate events between lovers, families, and friends.
Enjoy a beautiful hot air balloon flight during the time of the big International Balloon Festival in Albuquerque, New Mexico (October 1-9, 2022). Apex Balloons' flights take place at least 4 miles west of Balloon Fiesta Park - NOT from Fiesta Park. Riders will have a truly breathtaking view of more than 500 other balloons lifting off silhouetted against the stunning Sandia Mountains. Apex typically flies among numerous other balloons from common launch sites alongside and around their balloons, so they sometimes have their own hot air balloon festivals. There's an abundance of amazing sights to see on their hot air balloon rides in Albuquerque during the time of the Balloon Festival!
Fly Albuquerque is a family business that is owned and operated by women! Fly Albuequerque is family-friendly and suitable for large groups and events. Book and appointment, and Fly Albequerque today!
The pilot at Air Carriage LLC has a growing passion for hot air balloons that started when he first saw a hot air balloon when he was 16-years old. When he was 21-years old, he helped out a balloonist at the Balloon Fiesta Field in 1997 in Albuquerque, New Mexico, and devoted himself to working with their company to gain experience and save up his money to make his own hot air balloon company. When he finally had enough money, he bought his first hot air balloon and got his commercial license in 2005. Since then, he has been dedicating his whole life to giving people great hot air balloon rides in Mexico, the United States of America, Canada, and Eastern Europe. Though the pilot is now in Austin, TX, to continue giving hot air balloon rides to the people in his hometown, he has a whole crew that he trained and trusts to manage hot air balloon rides in Albuquerque, NM.
World Balloon Albuquerque balloon adventures all begin at sunrise when you arrive at the launch site in time to watch them inflate the balloon.
Shortly after the sun rises over the Sandia Mountains, they will lift off for a peaceful journey down the Rio Grande Valley lasting approximately one hour.
After your flight, when your feet find their way back to earth, the World Balloon crew will be there to greet you and help you celebrate your voyage with the traditional champagne toast, light snack, commemorative flight certificate suitable for framing, and memories to last a lifetime.
Rainbow Ryders, Inc. is the premier and largest hot air balloon business serving the Southwest since 1983, with offices in Albuquerque, Phoenix, and Colorado Springs and forty balloons in our fleet. Their pilots have flown more than 50,000 hours, serving more than half a million passengers. All their pilots are FAA-certified and have nearly 200 years of combined experience. They are also a “Covid Safe Practice” Certified hot air balloon ride company.
Pilot expertise and commitment to safety are two important reasons why Rainbow Ryders has been the official hot air balloon ride provider for the Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta® since 1999.
Their founder and president Scott Appelman was the originator and organizer of the Fiesta’s Balloon Glow from 1987 – 1992, an event that is one of the most popular today. He also organized the event’s Special Shapes Rodeo and Albuquerque Aloft and won the Heritage Award from the Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta as well as the Tourism Hall of Fame award from the Tourism Association of America.