Kevin Flanagan has been flying since 1984 and has provided his passengers with a first class ballooning experience in the US and many other places around the world. All of experienced flying staff are federally licensed pilots.
All of 2 FLY US balloons are inspected on a regular schedule as per FAA's (Federal Aviation Administration) maintenance rules & regulations & they are fully insured.
Whether you fly with Kevin or one of their other experienced pilots, we are certain that you will enjoy an absolutely unique, relaxing & exciting experience from the thrill of lifting off, the splendor of the flight, to the gentle return to earth. 2 FLY US also offers many flight packages including sunrise and sunset flights.
Hot Air Expeditions has been making memories with guests in sunny Arizona, providing hot air ballooning experiences locally for over 30 years. Family owned and locally operated, they take pride in offering high-end hot air balloon rides in Phoenix and hot air balloon rides in Tucson.
Their hot air balloon rides are perfect for special occasions, or just for an adventurous date or family outing. They love celebrating with you, whether you’re looking for a fun birthday or anniversary celebration, rewarding your staff for a job well done with a group hot air balloon ride, or considering a hot air balloon proposal or hot air balloon wedding, they are there to make your time with you extra special, making memories that stand the test of time.
Whether you’re a first-time flyer, or ballooning connoisseur, floating over the stunning Sonoran Desert will leave you in awe of nature’s beauty and the peacefulness of flight.
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.