Balloon Rides


  • A balloon flight with Celebration Aviation is more than just a ride, its an adventure that will make your spirit soar and an experience you will remember for the rest of your life.

Equipment – The hot air balloons flown by Celebration Aviation are registered aircraft, certified by the Federal Aviation Administration and inspected and maintained in accordance with FAA rules and regulations.

Pilots – Our pilots are some of the most experienced balloon pilots in the world.  They hold FAA commercial pilot certificates, have over 65 years of combined balloon experience, have flown in 46 states and 16 countries on five continents.

Weather – Ballooning is a sport which is very weather dependent.  Good visibility and light winds, (under 6 knots or 7 mph) are two of the weather requirements.  Should your flight be canceled due to weather you will be rescheduled on the next mutually agreeable date.

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The Flight – The flight will last approximately one hour even though the morning’s adventure will last from three to four hours.  Be sure to bring a camera or phone and plenty of memory to capture the complete experience (don’t forget batteries), from inflation through pack up!

What to Wear – Dress comfortably!  The overall conditions in the balloon will be about the same in the air as on the ground, maybe  even a little warmer.  Please wear flat, soft-soled shoes. Please, no open toe shoes or high heals.

After the Flight- After the flight we return to our meeting sight and enjoy breakfast. Your pilot will be happy to share a brief history of ballooning history, man’s first form of flight.

Reservations – Reservations are required and we recommend that you book your flight as early as possible, weekends tend to book further in advance than weekdays.

Discounts – We have discounts for various groups including active duty Police, Fire & Military discounts.  We do not charge the credit card until the day of the flight.
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Sweet Heart Flights – We specialize in sweet heart flights for that romantic interlude.  A pilot will be the only other person in the balloon reserved for both of you.  The cost of this excursion is $525.00 for a couple.

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We no longer accept gift certificates from many of the national certificate sellers.  Please call for clarification.

For Reservations Call: Celebration Aviation, Inc.
Tel: 813-884-5610

Note: Celebration Aviation, Inc. reserves the right at anytime to cancel any flight or refuse any passenger in the interest of safety. The decision will be made by the pilot in command of the balloon. Any deposit or payment will be refunded in full.