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Hot Air Balloons

If you wish to fly in one of our balloons, please contact the pilot of your choice directly to make arrangements. All of our pilots are listed below along with their contact information.
If you do not see any contact information for a particular pilot, they are not offering rides.

Rides are $275.00 per person. This is non-negotiable. You will meet your pilot at the Balloon Operations Tent inside the venue. Payment is made directly to the pilot. The pilot will have you sign a waiver before your flight.

Tethered rides will be offered at $20 for adults and $10 for children under 12.  Cash only. Tethered rides are done on a first-come-first-served basis. Please go to the Tethered Ride Tent for Tickets and signing of Waiver.

 

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The 160

Pilot Name: Matt Hurst
Pilot Hometown: Coopersburg, PA
Accepting Passenger/Rides? YES!
Pilot Phone: (610) 762-7046
Balloon Size: 160000 scf

5 O'Clock High

Pilot Name: Tom Mullinax
Pilot Hometown: Greenville, SC
Accepting Passenger/Rides? NO
Balloon Size: 88,000 scf

Almost Heaven Too

Pilot Name: David Litton
Pilot Hometown: Statesville, NC
Accepting Passenger/Rides? YES!
Pilot Phone: (304) 880-3437
Balloon Size: 90,000 scf

Arizona

Pilot Name: Damien Ristaino
Pilot Hometown: Charlotte, NC
Accepting Passenger/Rides? YES!
Pilot Phone: (704) 953-5789
Balloon Size: 105,000 scf

Bignloe

Pilot Name: Stuart Enloe
Pilot Hometown: Woodstock, GA
Accepting Passenger/Rides? YES!
Pilot Phone: (678) 523-0616
Balloon Size: 140,000 scf

Carnival

Pilot Name: Mark Meyer
Pilot Hometown: Vass, NC
Accepting Passenger/Rides? NO
Balloon Size: Big scf

Cathys Hope

Pilot Name: Brian Liley
Pilot Hometown: Fall Branch, TN
Accepting Passenger/Rides? NO
Balloon Size: 90,000 scf

Color Me Badd

Pilot Name: Sean Richardson
Pilot Hometown: Kannapolis, NC
Accepting Passenger/Rides? YES!
Pilot Phone: (704) 877-3721
Balloon Size: 105,000 scf

Galaxy8

Pilot Name: Reed Basley
Pilot Hometown: Lanexa, VA
Accepting Passenger/Rides? YES!
Pilot Phone: (703) 328-7412
Balloon Size: 90,000 scf

Easy Riser

Pilot Name: Kenny Shumate
Pilot Hometown: Orlando, FL
Accepting Passenger/Rides? YES!
Pilot Phone: (321) 287-4466
Balloon Size: 140,000 scf

Freedom Flyer

Pilot Name: Mark Fritze
Pilot Hometown: Tallahassee, FL
Accepting Passenger/Rides? YES!
Pilot Phone: (850)443-5571
Balloon Size: 90,000 scf

HoppyDaze

Pilot Name: Ian Leonard
Pilot Hometown: Burlington, NC
Accepting Passenger/Rides? YES!
Pilot Phone: (910) 489-3730
Balloon Size: 105,000 scf

Hyggelig

Pilot Name: Dale Pattyn
Pilot Hometown: Kennesaw, GA
Accepting Passenger/Rides? YES!
Pilot Phone: (505) 401-3024
Balloon Size: 90,000 scf

Jasper II

Pilot Name: Henry Rosenbaum
Pilot Hometown: Mechanicsville, VA
Accepting Passenger/Rides? YES!
Pilot Phone: (804) 971-0704
Balloon Size: 77,000 scf

Moonshine

Pilot Name: Mary Makhlouf
Pilot Hometown: Hurdle Mills, NC
Accepting Passenger/Rides? NO
Balloon Size: 77,000 scf

Movin Magic

Pilot Name: Mark MacSkimming
Pilot Hometown: Harrisburg, PA
Accepting Passenger/Rides? YES!
Pilot Phone: (717) 805-8400
Balloon Size: 77,000 scf

Neon Dreamz

Pilot Name: Patrick Grogan
Pilot Hometown: Cleveland, NC
Accepting Passenger/Rides? YES!
Pilot Phone: (704)450-4571
Balloon Size: 105,000 scf

On The Fly

Pilot Name: Mark Meyer
Pilot Hometown: Vass, NC
Accepting Passenger/Rides? YES!
Pilot Phone: (443) 797-5468
Balloon Size: 105,000 scf

Oochie 5

Pilot Name: Marc Klinger
Pilot Hometown: Troutman, NC
Accepting Passenger/Rides? YES!
Pilot Phone: (704) 995-3005
Balloon Size: 90,000 scf

Pirate's Booty

Pilot Name: Roger Clark
Pilot Hometown: Greer, SC
Accepting Passenger/Rides? YES!
Pilot Phone: (864) 631-3243
Balloon Size: 78,000 scf

ReMAX

Pilot Name: Ken Draughn
Pilot Hometown: Burlington, NC
Accepting Passenger/Rides? NO
Balloon Size: 105,000 scf

Rosie

Pilot Name: Wayne Fortney
Pilot Hometown: Kingsport, TN
Accepting Passenger/Rides? NO
Balloon Size: 90,000 scf

Spellbound Spirit III

Pilot Name: Randy Lee
Pilot Hometown: Four Oaks, NC
Accepting Passenger/Rides? YES!
Pilot Phone: (919) 625-5533
Balloon Size: 105,000 scf

Spirit of the Lord

Pilot Name: Tom Tomasetti
Pilot Hometown: Raleigh, NC
Accepting Passenger/Rides? YES!
Pilot Phone: (919) 219-4430
Balloon Size: 105,000 scf

Spirit of Independence

Pilot Name: Jenny Keener
Pilot Hometown: Simpsonville, SC
Accepting Passenger/Rides? NO
Balloon Size: 77,000 scf

Stricker

Pilot Name: Patrick Grogan
Pilot Hometown: Cleveland, NC
Accepting Passenger/Rides? NO
Balloon Size: Big scf

SunCatcher

Pilot Name: Joseph Hurdt
Pilot Hometown: Shelby, NC
Accepting Passenger/Rides? NO
Balloon Size: 77,000 scf

The Calming Effect of Sunrise

Pilot Name: Thomas Strand
Pilot Hometown: Lake Ariel, PA
Accepting Passenger/Rides? YES!
Pilot Phone: (908) 310-1318
Balloon Size: 105,000 scf

Theia

Pilot Name: Mark Miller
Pilot Hometown: Washington, DC
Accepting Passenger/Rides? YES!
Pilot Phone: (757) 968-0444
Balloon Size: 105,000 scf

Wicked

Pilot Name: John Strauss
Pilot Hometown: Somerset, NJ
Accepting Passenger/Rides? YES!
Pilot Phone: (732) 672-5792
Balloon Size: 105,000 scf

Yellow Brick Road

Pilot Name: Darryl Tatum
Pilot Hometown:
Accepting Passenger/Rides? YES!
Pilot Phone: 678-283-4033
Balloon Size: scf

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